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Wittman Statement on Ukrainian President Zelenksyy’s Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to Ukrainian President Zelenksyy’s virtual address to Congress:

“This morning, in a powerful address to Congress, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy showed the world what a real leader looks like. His unwavering dedication to his country and the Ukrainian people will go down in history as one of the sincerest forms of courage and leadership.

“Vladimir Putin is a barbaric despot, and the United States, and the entire world, must not allow his despicable actions to go without severe consequences. I will continue to stand with the Ukrainian people who have shown incredible resilience and courage in the face of unbelievable pain and horror. This Administration must continue to do everything in their power to provide aid and support to Ukraine and put an end to this horrific and unprovoked war. We must continue and accelerate the provision of military aid to the Ukrainian armed forces, backfill contributions of our allies and partners to Ukraine’s defense, and reinforce the strength of NATO.    

“As President Zelenskyy so eloquently stated this morning, ‘being the leader of the world means being the leader of peace.’ I am grateful to President Zelenskyy for his willingness to speak to Members of Congress this morning - we cannot begin to imagine the suffering that he and his people continue to endure.”