Shaheen, Portman Reaffirm U.S. Bipartisan Support for Ukraine in CSIS Discussion
**In January, Shaheen and Portman led a bipartisan CODEL to Ukraine**
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, participated in an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) this afternoon to address the crisis in Ukraine amid increased Russian aggression. The discussion was moderated by CSIS Senior Vice President Dr. Seth Jones.
The Senators addressed a number of key topics, including their bipartisan CODEL to Ukraine in January, updates on bipartisan sanctions legislation in the Senate, the latest news on the crisis and other implications related to Russia’s increased provocations along Ukraine’s border.
The event can be streamed in full here.
Shaheen and Portman speak with CSIS’ Seth Jones about the political and military crisis in Ukraine due to increased Russian aggression.
Shaheen and Portman lead bipartisan efforts in the Senate in support of Ukraine and to hold the Kremlin accountable for its aggression and destabilizing behavior. The Senators recently led a bipartisan delegation to Ukraine to reaffirm the U.S.’ commitment to its partner as it faces an increasingly belligerent Russia, which followed a separate bipartisan visit for the Senators to Eastern Europe in June 2021. Both Senators are engaged in bipartisan talks in the Senate on Russian sanctions legislation. In December, the Senators authored an op-ed for the Washington Post on how the Biden administration should respond to this crisis.