Pascrell Reacts to Russian Aggression in Ukraine
Supports U.S. preparation of sanctions against Russia
Washington, DC, March 3, 2014
As tensions continue to escalate in Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement regarding reports that the United States is preparing sanctions against Russia:
"Russia's military aggression in Ukraine threatens peace and security in the region and cannot be allowed to stand. I strongly believe that the people of Ukraine have the right to determine their own future and respect for their nation's sovereignty must be maintained. This is why I stand with the Obama Administration's actions today to prepare and accelerate sanctions on Russia. Furthermore, I believe President Obama and our allies should take immediate steps to have Russia removed as a member of the G-8. There can be no other alternative to this standoff other than Mr. Putin immediately withdrawing all Russian troops from Crimea."