Arguing president’s plan doesn’t go far enough, Pascrell supports arming Ukraine

Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9) released the following statement regarding the increased Russian military aggression in Ukraine:

“Today, the President made clear what the world knows: that Russia is supporting, arming, and fighting alongside the separatists,” said Pascrell.  “While multilateral sanctions are an important part of stopping Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, we must also ensure the Ukrainian people are able to defend their families and homeland. The United States stands with the Ukrainian people, and I am proud to have helped introduce bipartisan legislation that would authorize the President to provide military assistance to Ukraine and reaffirms our commitment to helping Ukrainians. Even though they are not in NATO, Ukraine is a friend of the United States, and it is unacceptable that we not provide them the means to defend themselves and preserve their territorial integrity.”  

Arguing president’s plan doesn’t go far enough, Pascrell supports arming Ukraine