House passes resolution in favor of Ukraine amid ‘full-scale’ Russian invasion


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The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution aimed at supporting the Ukrainian people.

The resolution condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “new large-scale, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine” and says the United States “stands firmly, steadfastly, proudly and fervently behind the people of Ukraine in their fight against the regime. authoritarian of Putin”.

The vote was 426-3 on Wednesday afternoon.

Thousands of protesters supporting Ukraine gathered in Washington DC
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“Vladimir Putin invaded a sovereign nation and terrorized its civilians,” GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, said after the vote. “His aggression will not stop in Ukraine. The gravity of this moment calls on Congress to speak with one voice. Today the House voted overwhelmingly in favor of stronger sanctions against Russia , immediate and increased military aid to Ukraine, and energy independence for America.”

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The resolution demands an immediate ceasefire and the complete withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine and affirms support for ongoing humanitarian assistance for the Ukrainian people.

Indiana GOP Rep. Victoria Spartz, a native of Ukraine, gave an impassioned speech in the House ahead of the vote for the Ukrainian people.

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Sparta said the Russians were killing “their Orthodox Christian and East Slavic compatriots”. But she praised Congress on Ukrainian issues.

Representative Victoria Sparta, who emigrated from Ukraine, speaks about the war at a Republican press conference before the State of the Union on Tuesday March.  1, 2022, on Capitol Hill.

Representative Victoria Sparta, who emigrated from Ukraine, speaks about the war at a Republican press conference before the State of the Union on Tuesday March. 1, 2022, on Capitol Hill.
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“When times are tough, this institution, we can come together and stick together and also lead the world,” Spartz said.

The three noes were Republican Representatives Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Matt Rosendale of Montana and Paul Gosar of Arizona.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.


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