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Senators Hyde-Smith and Wicker Give Statements on Russian Invasion of Ukraine


Below is a press release from Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker:

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) issued the following statement regarding the United States and allied response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine:

“The world has been cast into a very dangerous predicament with Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which is a blatant violation of international law.  I am concerned that our adversaries, including China, sense weakness in the White House and disarray in the administration, and that this will further embolden our enemies.  We’ll see if sanctions and unified allied opposition convince Putin to reverse course.  I am deeply concerned about this serious threat to global security and the resulting economic discord.

“I can’t help but think that stronger White House leadership from the start might have deterred this Russian aggression.  Going forward, there can be no question that Putin’s aggression will be answered or where the United States stands when it comes to protecting democracy.” 

Hyde-Smith last week cosponsored the Never Yielding Europe’s Territory (NYET) Act (S.3652) , which would provide the critical support to help Ukraine defend itself. 

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss. released the following statement after President Joseph R. Biden announced a new round of sanctions in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin sending Russian troops across the internationally-recognized border of Ukraine:

“Americans know that Russia is the only aggressor in this crisis. Mr. Biden and our NATO allies have stronger sanctions available, and I hope they do not hesitate to use them,” Wicker said.

“Vladimir Putin and his cronies only respond to strength, and we have to make Russian leadership understand that their invasion will have painful consequences. It is imperative that we stand with Ukraine during this dangerous time.”