May 19 2022
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) – a member of the Senate NATO Observer Group – today released the following statement after voting to pass the Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package:
“The Ukrainian people and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy have demonstrated tremendous courage as they continue to defend their homeland against Russia’s unjust invasion. Our commitment to help the Ukrainians to not just survive but to win this war also demonstrates our commitment to our own country’s security. Providing weapons, valuable intelligence, medical supplies and humanitarian assistance will bolster Ukraine and send a message to authoritarian regimes that attacks against democracy will not go unanswered. Our NATO allies should also increasingly demonstrate their commitment to freedom and security by matching America’s support to defend Ukraine and to deter further Russian aggression in Europe. If Russian aggression goes unchecked, the cost could be much greater – both fiscally and in devastating casualties.
“In addition, this legislation includes an investment in our own national security by allocating resources to purchase more weapons to bolster our defense capabilities here at home. We must recognize that we have adversaries who seek to use force to destabilize our country and our allies and partners. We have a duty to answer these threats to preserve American security and prosperity.”
Sen. Moran traveled to Germany and Poland in March to meet with NATO leaders, Ukrainian refugees and humanitarian aid workers. This bill passed the Senate (86-11).
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