WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD), and Mike Quigley (D-IL) released the following statement after meeting virtually with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to convey the Congress’ strong support for Ukraine as Russian aggression increases:

“The Congressional Ukraine Caucus stands in solidarity with the United States’ friend and ally Ukraine. We conveyed to President Zelenskyy that the security and sovereignty of Ukraine are not concerns for her alone to bear. They are – and must continue to be – a cause for which all liberty-loving nations of the world provide their unrelenting support.

“With the Kremlin weighing another illegal assault on its neighbor, the United States should pursue all appropriate measures to avert such action. Russia already invaded Ukraine in 2014, causing the deaths of 14,000 innocents. The United States must immediately provide increased defensive military assistance to Ukraine and sanction Nord Stream 2. The creeping threat of war necessitates swift U.S. action for the defense of transatlantic security.”