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Congresswoman Pingree Calls Sanction by Russia a ‘Badge of Honor’

After being sanctioned by Russia’s Foreign Ministry alongside nearly 400 U.S. House Representatives, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement:

“I take it as a badge of honor to be sanctioned by Putin’s murderous regime. I saw with my own eyes the brutal consequences of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, and I will not back down from supporting the Ukrainian people.”

On a recent visit to Ukraine’s border with a bipartisan group of Representatives, Pingree met with U.S. and NATO forces on the ground to get a first-hand look at how we and our allies are addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis, and to learn ways the U.S. can better support Ukraine in their fight. 

Pingree voted with the House to pass the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations package, which included $13.6 billion in humanitarian and security aid to Ukraine. This included $300 million for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative and $300 million for allies and partners in the region, as well as $6.8 billion in humanitarian, economic, and security assistance for Ukrainians.



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