Murkowski Statement on Russia’s Acts of War against Ukraine

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, tonight released the following statement after Russia launched military attacks against the sovereign nation of Ukraine. 

“Tonight, our worst fears in this crisis have been realized: Russia has invaded Ukraine and is committing acts of war against an innocent people.

“This unprovoked action has no place in the 21st century. It is a grievous violation of international law and longstanding norms. And I fear it will lead to massive devastation and a catastrophic loss of lives. 

“This invasion came with a clear view, formed over the course of years and only reinforced in recent months, that the West is divided and will not make Russia pay for its actions. Now we must prove Vladimir Putin and his regime wrong, and hold them accountable for their aggressions.

“America must remain steadfast to our allies, and the world must quickly unite around severe sanctions and penalties to punish Russia for its crimes.   

“Above all, we pray for the Ukrainian people. We know they are strong and brave, and will face this brutal tyranny with true courage.”