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US politicians respond to Russia declaring ‘special armed service operation’ in Ukraine


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U.S. politicians on both equally sides of the aisle late Wednesday condemned Russia’s “unprovoked” assault of Ukraine just after news broke that Vladimir Putin experienced declared a “special armed service procedure” in Ukraine and explosions could be heard in the capital town of Kyiv and other areas of the country.  

“The prayers of the planet are with the folks of Ukraine tonight as they put up with an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian armed service forces,” President Biden mentioned in a White Residence statement. “President Putin has decided on a premeditated war that will carry a catastrophic loss of daily life and human suffering.”

Demonstrators hold placards and flags as they attend a protest outside the Russian Embassy, in London, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Ukraine urged its citizens to leave Russia as Europe braced for further confrontation Wednesday after Russia's leader received authorization to use military force outside his country and the West responded with a raft of sanctions.

Demonstrators keep placards and flags as they go to a protest outdoors the Russian Embassy, in London, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Ukraine urged its citizens to depart Russia as Europe braced for additional confrontation Wednesday just after Russia’s leader received authorization to use army drive exterior his country and the West responded with a raft of sanctions.
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Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney reported it was the “initial time in 80 a long time that a terrific power has moved to conquer a sovereign country.” He claimed the invasion was with no “justification, provocation and without having honor.”

He blamed “tepid” responses to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the “naïve” reset for the duration of the Obama administration and Trump’s “America 1st” coverage. 

“Historical past reveals that a tyrant’s hunger for conquest is in no way satiated,” he explained, adding that The usa and its allies will have to “defend freedom by subjecting Putin and Russia to the harshest financial penalties, by expelling them from global institutions, and by committing ourselves to the growth and modernization of our national defense.” 

President Joe Biden at Camp David, Maryland, Feb. 12, 2022.

President Joe Biden at Camp David, Maryland, Feb. 12, 2022.
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Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee reported the “United states stands with Ukraine” in a tweet.

“We pray for the people of Ukraine as they protect in opposition to Putin’s try to rebuild the outdated Soviet Union,” she additional. “Biden need to stand up to Putin and right away levy critical sanctions from Russia — starting up with elimination from the SWIFT banking process.”

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio wrote Ukrainians are “tricky people today who will In no way take getting ruled by #Putin. Males,ladies,young children,the elderly,they are likely to fight And they are likely to maim & get rid of alot of Russians.”

Sen. Marco Rubio walks to a briefing with the Senate Intelligence Committee at the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 16, 2022.

Sen. Marco Rubio walks to a briefing with the Senate Intelligence Committee at the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 16, 2022.
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Rubio posted a number of tweets about Ukraine Wednesday evening, later including, “To make clear what is underway is a comprehensive scale & in depth military services assault all through #Ukraine.”

Property Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted that an “attack on Ukraine is an assault on democracy.” She claimed she “applauded” Biden for his “forceful management in imposing the first tranche of swift & severe sanctions to counter Russian aggression. The U.S. & our allies stand collectively in our unwavering aid of the Ukrainian men and women.”

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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., claimed “Putin’s choice to invade is an evil, panicked transfer of weakness and will be his defining mistake,” adding that Ukrainians will fight “for as long as it can take to secure their nation from this international tyrant, and the United States will stand with them in this struggle.”

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican, said her prayers had been with the Ukrainian people. 

“I initial traveled to Ukraine in 1989 as a university scholar, celebrated when they voted for independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, & served alongside Ukrainians in the World War on Terror.”

“Ukraine wishes flexibility the planet ought to stand with them.”

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina echoed “our prayers are with Ukraine.”

“Critical that we proceed to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons as perfectly as fantastic intelligence,” he tweeted, and that the globe wants to “condemn Putin’s destruction of a neighboring democracy as a war crime.” 

“God be with the individuals of Ukraine,” Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted. 

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois tweeted Putin’s “invasion of Ukraine’s sovereign land is a dire risk to the established international order and have to be resolutely deterred.”

He extra, “Ukraine and our NATO allies dealing with ongoing Russian belligerence have potent bipartisan, bicameral aid in the U.S. Congress. As anyone who has robust ties to the region, my prayers are with the Ukrainian folks and all of Jap Europe.”
 

Previous Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, nonetheless, tweeted the “war and struggling could have simply been prevented if Biden Admin/NATO had simply acknowledged Russia’s authentic protection concerns with regards to Ukraine’s becoming a member of NATO, which would mean US/NATO forces appropriate on Russia’s border.”

Rubio later on named that argument “simply just not true.”

“A pledge that #Ukraine would never sign up for NATO was not Putin’s only desire,” he wrote. “As just lately as final week he as soon as all over again demanded NATO leave each nation that joined right after 1997 together with Bulgaria, Romania & 12 other individuals.” 

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