Padilla Statement on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

“Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of a sovereign, democratic nation is reckless and a threat to democracy around the world. We stand with the brave people of Ukraine and continue to coordinate with our allies in imposing severe costs on Putin and his cronies.

“I applaud President Biden’s decisive response and his administration’s efforts to rally the international community in support of Ukraine over the last several weeks. Putin’s thirst for violence, with no regard for innocent civilians, has serious national security and economic implications for the American people and the world. Our unity must remain ironclad in the face of this assault on democracy.”

Padilla recently spoke to Ukrainian Consul General Kushneruk to reaffirm support for the people of Ukraine and California’s Ukrainian community.


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