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Risch on Putin’s Illegal Annexation of Ukrainian Territories

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on Putin’s illegal annexation of four territories in Ukraine:

“Putin’s so-called ‘referendums’ in Ukraine over the last week were farcical, just like the ‘referendum’ in Crimea in 2014. The announcement of the annexation of four Ukrainian territories is just another attempt by Putin to save face as Russia loses its unjust and brutal war against Ukraine. The international community must unequivocally denounce this illegal land grab, and reaffirm our commitment to helping Ukraine defend itself. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to ensure Ukraine receives the tanks, drones, and air defense it needs to end this war fast.”