Boozman Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Asking White House to Clarify U.S. Mission in Ukraine, Provide Answers on Speed and Specifics of Lethal Aid
“The U.S. mission in Ukraine must go beyond ensuring the country merely has the means to defend itself against Russian aggression. The strategy must deliver Ukraine necessary weapons to…win this war.”
Mar 29 2022
WASHINGTON – Over one month since the beginning of Putin’s unjust war on Ukraine, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) requesting answers from President Biden’s national security advisor (NSA), Jake Sullivan, on the speed, specifics and supply of lethal aid provided to Ukraine.
“America's commitments to Ukraine and to our NATO allies demand we expedite the delivery of weapons and capabilities to our allies and partners; Ukraine can win this fight if we help them win this fight. Above all else, our commitment to our allies and partners keeps Americans prosperous and keeps our families safe,” the senators wrote.
“The U.S. mission in Ukraine must go beyond ensuring the country merely has the means to defend itself against Russian aggression,” they continued. “The strategy must deliver Ukraine necessary weapons to defend itself, counter the Russian forces' advance, and give the Ukrainian people a chance to win this war. Success cannot be a Russian-occupied Ukraine - it must be a free, independent, and sovereign Ukraine. Authoritarianism cannot prevail in this conflict. Defending freedom in Ukraine is defending freedom everywhere. We anxiously await your response.”
Joining Boozman, Ernst and Gillibrand on the letter were U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Susan Collins (R-ME), John Cornyn (R-TX), Jerry Moran (R-KS), John Hoeven (R-ND), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Angus King (I-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Rick Scott (R-FL), Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Roger Marshall (R-KS).
To read the full letter, click here.