R.I. leaders react to Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, ‘illegal and immoral’

U.S. Senator Jack Reed speaking with reporters on Thursday, saying this is 'a serious breach of peace... possibly since the end of WWII'.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Rhode Island leaders are condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military attack launched on Ukraine.

U.S. Senator Jack Reed speaking with reporters on Thursday, saying this is ‘a serious breach of peace… possibly since the end of WWII’.

Reed reiterating the United States is going to continue to assist the Ukrainian government as much as possible, but U.S. and NATO allies will not be sent to the ground.

This assistance includes sending troops for humanitarian efforts in Poland. In the past year, the United States has sent over $650 million dollars to the Ukrainian government.

Congressman David N. Cicilline also condemning Putin’s actions- saying his actions need consequences. Cicilline says he visited Ukraine in January as part of an official congressional delegation to reinforce US and European support for Ukraine.

“The United States and the international community must build on the already enacted sanctions so that the cost of this incursion is far greater than anything Russia has faced before,” says Cicilline, in a statement.

Congressman Jim Langevin also made a tweet describing the invasion on Ukraine as ‘absolutely devastating.’

Congressman Jake Auchincloss, former marine officer says, “Ukraine is not alone. The United States must demonstrate that when one democracy is under attack, all will rally.”

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