Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna Denounce Russia
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi is on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and has blasted Russia for its aggression.
India-West Staff Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC – “President Biden has brought together all our allies to punish Russia for its acts of aggression through sanctions. This united front has made it clear to Putin how widespread the world’s response will be if he continues on this path,” tweeted Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi hours after it was apparent that Russia had rolled its troops into Ukraine.
In a statement, Krishnamoorthi, who is on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said in the face of Russia’s “senseless” and avoidable war, the United States must continue to stand with the people of Ukraine as they defend their homeland, their freedom, and their right of self-government from Putin’s iron yoke.
“We must join with democracies across the world to dramatically expand sanctions on Russia to hold its leaders accountable for the needless destruction and suffering they will cause, while also coordinating with our NATO allies to stand firm in the face of any attack on our alliance,” said the Democratic lawmaker.
While none of us can say for certain what will come next, Russia will gain no security from this “needless war” as democracies across the world once again stand shoulder to shoulder in the face of despotic militarism, he said.
“I join countless millions across the world in keeping the people of Ukraine in my prayers as Vladimir Putin has chosen to begin his unjustified, unprovoked, and premeditated invasion of Ukraine,” the statement read.
“Despite the efforts of Ukraine, the United States, and our European allies to prevent bloodshed through diplomacy, millions of lives now lie in the balance because of Russian military aggression,” Krishnamoorthi added.
Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna tweeted, “This is a dark moment in history, but the people of Ukraine are not alone.” He also said, “We will hold Putin accountable for his unconscionable, unjustified, and illegal attack on the innocent people of Ukraine. He is committing a crime against humanity and flagrantly violating international law,” he said.
Khanna has just returned from the Munich Security Conference as part of a Congressional delegation.
“Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is an assault on global peace and security, international law, and the values we cherish as Americans,” tweeted Indian American Congressman Dr. Ami Bera.
“The US and our allies stand united with the Ukrainian people. We must act decisively to ensure Putin faces severe consequences,” he said in a tweet.