WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Brown (D-OH) today joined his colleagues Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to from the Ukraine Caucus. Upon being named Vice-Chair of the Caucus, Brown issued the following statement:
“The Senate Ukraine Caucus will work to ensure that Russia respects Ukraine’s sovereignty and ceases its campaign of military aggression,” Brown said. “Democrats and Republicans agree that we must advance peace and freedom in Ukraine and stand alongside Ohio’s Ukrainian-American community.”
Brown continues to advocate for the interests of the people of Ukraine, working in Washington and meeting with leaders in Ohio’s Ukrainian community.
Last week, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined a group of bipartisan Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), urging an increase in military assistance to Ukraine against escalating Russian aggression. Brown also announced his cosponsorship of a Senate resolution condemning the Government of the Russian Federation for its illegal imprisonment of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko and calling for her immediate release.
In December 2014, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 – which Brown cosponsored – was signed into law. Following the Russian military siege of Crimea, Brown joined a bipartisan group of 11 Senators in drafting a resolution condemning Russia’s escalating aggression and calling for an immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from the region.