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Marcy Kaptur

From the office of:

Marcy Kaptur

Sending Office: Honorable Marcy Kaptur
Sent By:
Nicholas.Kazvini-Gore@mail.house.gov

Cosponsor H.Res. 802, a Resolution Reaffirming Resolute Bipartisan Support for Ukraine

Current sponsors: Harris, Quigley, Fitzpatrick, Rush, Boyle,
Cook, Cicilline, Costa, Ryan, Lamborn, Jackson Lee, Cohen, Price, Weber, Lipinski, Phillips

 

Dear Colleague:

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus, we invite you to cosponsor a resolution reaffirming resolute bipartisan support for Ukraine. This vital and time sensitive measure affirms the United States strategic interest in securing liberty
and democracy in Europe. This is not possible without support for Ukraine in its efforts to counter Russian aggression and her aspiration to take equal place among the global community of democracies.

During the Revolution of Dignity in 2014, Ukrainians bravely rose up leading to the ouster of pro-Russia, corrupt Ukrainian President, Victor Yanukovych who fled to Russia after looting billions from the Ukrainian people. Since then, they have been on the
front lines of Russian aggression while still making significant democratic progress. Tragically, Russia uses hybrid warfare tactics to subvert democratic institutions and critical alliances including the weaponization of energy, election meddling, paramilitary
operations, extrajudicial assassinations, and disinformation campaigns. Due to Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukrainian regions, more than 13,000 Ukrainians have lost their lives and millions more have been displaced.

This resolution is a signal of our continued resolute bipartisan support for Ukraine. The adoption of this resolution would call for Russia to honor the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances to Ukraine and to cease its aggressive actions towards
Ukraine, Europe, and NATO. The resolution expresses solidarity with religious minorities and human rights defenders in Russian-occupied Ukraine who have endured arrest, torture, and disappearances due to Russia’s draconian occupation.

The resolution also expresses support for increased U.S. security and capacity-building assistance to Ukraine including an increase in funds for such assistance. The bill urges the United States to continue to strengthen critical efforts to enhance Ukrainian
capacity to defend itself, including via enhanced cyber cooperation, military training and provision of military equipment, countering disinformation, assistance to support care for Ukrainian veterans, support market access for Ukrainian rural women, and other
critical programs.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or would like to co-sponsor the resolution supporting the Ukraine resolution, please contact Nicholas Kazvini-Gore (Nicholas.Kazvini-Gore@mail.house.gov)
of Ms. Kaptur’s staff, Tim Daniels (Tim.Daniels@mail.house.gov) of Dr. Harris’ staff, Allison Jarus (Allison.jarus@mail.house.gov) of Mr. Quigley’s staff, or
Mike McCabe (Michael.McCabe@mail.house.gov) of Mr. Fitzpatrick’s staff.

Sincerely,

MARCY KAPTUR                          ANDY HARRIS, M.D.

Member of Congress                        Member of Congress

 

MIKE QUIGLEY                           BRIAN FITZPATRICK

Member of Congress                      Member of Congress

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