The Associated Press reports:
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to show unwavering support for an independent Ukraine and “condemn” Russian military aggression toward its neighbor as fresh fears emerged of a possible invasion that could spiral toward a European war.
The resolution from the senators does not carry the force of law but puts the U.S. legislative body on record with “unwavering United States support for a secure, democratic, and independent Ukraine” and “denounces the Russian military buildup” on Ukraine’s border.
“This Congress is united in its support of Ukrainian independence and sovereignty,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in introducing the measure with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and others.
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— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) February 18, 2022
Senate tonight unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution supporting an independent and democratic Ukraine against any further Russian military invasion, by voice vote. pic.twitter.com/2j5wlOOey3
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