Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine:
“Russia’s ongoing violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty are reprehensible and should be concerning to all freedom loving people around the globe. Russia’s actions in support of separatists in eastern Ukraine will only prolong the conflict, resulting in more loss of innocent life and further setbacks for the people of Ukraine.
“For months, I have repeatedly called for the United States to impose broad-based sectoral sanctions against Moscow, including against the Russian energy sector, and to provide much-needed lethal assistance to the Ukrainian military, which has performed admirably under difficult circumstances.
“The time for hollow rhetoric from Washington and European capitals passed long ago. Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine is yet another instance of Moscow’s undermining of the post-World War II international order. All who seek to uphold that system must now stand with Ukraine in its hour of need and pressure Putin to change course.”