WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) condemned the invasion of the nation of Ukraine by Russian military forces.
“Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is wholly unacceptable, and Vladimir Putin and his cronies must pay for the loss of life and harm he is inflicting on the Ukrainian people,” Senator Lummis said. “We stand with the people of Ukraine, and must work with our allies in NATO and Europe to support them in this time of war.
“I’m proud to support FE Warren’s nuclear mission, and have long opposed the New START Treaty with Russia that surrendered our nuclear advantage by forcing us to disarm while allowing Putin to gain ground. I hope we learn from this gross strategic error in the future.
“President Biden must now set aside politics and unleash America’s energy production. Our European allies will need new sources of oil and natural gas, and we must address skyrocketing gas prices at home. Wyoming is ready to lead the way.”
Senator Lummis is working with her colleagues in the Senate and with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to impose sanctions relating to the actions of Russian forces, and to counter the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and other Eastern European Allies.