Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement after meeting with officials of the UK Government in London on the ongoing situation in Ukraine and discussing the coordinated sanctions response to the unlawful and dangerous aggression by Vladimir Putin:
“My prayers are with the people of Ukraine as they face an unprovoked attack from Russian military forces. This week I’m in London for meetings with officials from the UK government and members of the British Parliament about this aggression, focusing on coordination of sanctions. Now is the time for the United States and our allies to stand united in condemning Putin’s unjustified actions towards Ukraine and hold Russia accountable. I couldn’t be more pleased with the level of cooperation and coordination that we are receiving from our British and European allies.”
Rep. Kind had meetings at Number 10 Downing Street, the British Treasury and Trade offices, and with Members of Parliament at Westminster.
Rep. Kind serves as the Chair of the British American Parliamentary Group (BAPG), which works to foster connections with British and American elected officials.
Attached is a photo of Rep. Kind outside of 10 Downing Street stopping by a spontaneous protest in solidarity with the Ukrainian people calling for President Putin to end the war.