Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine:
“Putin’s decision to launch a violent, unprovoked attack on Ukraine must be met with crushing sanctions and a strong, unified response from the United States and our allies. I stand with the Ukrainian people. Russia made a grave mistake and will be held accountable.”
Senator Cortez Masto has consistently advocated for the U.S. to stand up to Russia aggression and support Ukrainian sovereignty. Last month, she voted in support of sanctions against Russia and its Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and she supported similar sanctions in the 2020 and 2021 National Defense Authorization Acts.