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Sen. Mark Warner on Two-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: “We now face a pivotal moment…Walking away now would be a mistake of historic proportions.”

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From Sen. Mark Warner’s office:

STATEMENT OF SENATE INTELLIGENCE CHAIR MARK R. WARNER

~ On the two-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine~

WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine: 

“Over the past two years, Ukrainians have displayed remarkable courage, resolve, and strength as they fend off Russia’s brutal invasion. While Putin naively expected that Kyiv would fall in a matter of days, Ukraine has instead displayed tremendous willingness and ability to fight and decimated Russia’s military capabilities for some time to come. For most of the past two years, the United States and our NATO allies have come together in a powerful display of unity to provide Ukraine with indispensable support.  

“We now face a pivotal moment. After a pointless and painful delay, the Senate made good on our word and renewed a robust aid package to Ukraine, but the House must act on it. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Ukrainians sorely need this aid to continue fighting, and our partners as well as authoritarian leaders around the globe alike are closely watching to see if America’s word can be trusted. Walking away now would be a mistake of historic proportions. 

“Two years in, it is my most fervent hope that we get this crucial aid package done so Ukraine can continue their fight for democracy over autocracy and preserve the path to a peaceful resolution of this conflict that will maintain the sovereignty of a free Ukrainian nation.”

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