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Peters Statement on Developments Regarding Ukraine and Russia

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Ukrainian Caucus, released the following statement on the latest developments regarding Ukraine and Russia:

“Let’s be clear: Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian and strongman who wants to turn back the clock three decades. His recognition of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as ‘independent’ states are a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, international law and Russia’s previous commitments.

“Russia must be held accountable, and we also have a responsibility to continue supporting Ukraine and standing united with our NATO allies. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I’m committed to working alongside my colleagues in a bipartisan manner to provide Ukraine with our unwavering support.”