Mar 27 2014
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) issued the following statement after voting for legislation that provides assistance to Ukraine and imposes additional sanctions on Russia.
“I am pleased we have taken steps today in the Senate to assist Ukraine and send a clear message to the Russians that their aggressive actions are completely unacceptable,” Boozman said. “While President Obama signed an executive order that authorizes limited sanctions against those responsible, we must continue to seek ways to assist the Ukrainians and our allies in the region, including the additional sanctions outlined in this bill. There is an added sense of urgency as Russia continues to amass troops and militiamen at the border with Ukraine, a build-up that signifies that Putin seems to have every intention of further destabilizing the region. It is important to show the world that this aggression will not be tolerated.”