February 22, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

“Russia’s invasion of an independent and sovereign Ukraine is a blatant assault on international law and shows a callous disregard for the loss of innocent life that will occur as a result of its violent attack. I expect the Biden Administration and our allies to continue to implement increasingly severe sanctions on Vladimir Putin, his cronies, and the Russian government, as promised. While I will continue to hope for a diplomatic resolution, it is clear that Putin is determined to expand Russia’s sphere of influence in Eastern Europe through disinformation, division, and force. I am confident the United States and our global allies will remain united in holding Putin accountable, supporting Ukraine’s right to defend itself, and upholding our democratic values.”