Governor Asa Hutchinson expressed his support for the people of Ukraine as they defend the current invasion from Russia during his weekly briefing on Friday.
Hutchinson started by addressing the invasion of Ukraine from Russia and noted that Americans must stand with Ukraine as they begin their fight to retain their sovereignty.
“The United States needs to be clear in its unequivocal support for Ukraine,” Hutchinson said. “We need to be clear of our condemnation of Russia, and we must impose the most severe sanctions that are available.”
Senator Tom Cotton has been consistently posting his thoughts on the Ukraine crisis on his Twitter page, most of which are in disapproval of President Biden’s actions toward Russia thus far.
“Putin turned Russia into a pariah state. It’s time for President Biden to treat it like one,” Cotton tweeted.
Senator John Boozman also took to Twitter and spoke to local media regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“We pray for the people of Ukraine as their freedom and safety are under grave assault,” said Boozman. “History will show they have not sought this conflict, but are justified in defending their sovereignty with courage and clarity.
“When Congress reconvenes, we must and will impose stringent sanctions on Russia – particularly on President Putin, his inner circle and others who benefit from his malicious behavior – in response to this unlawful invasion.”
Last week, the senator joined the majority of his Senate Republican colleagues in introducing the Never Yielding Europe’s Territory (NYET) Act to provide critical support for Ukraine to defend itself and deter Russian aggression by imposing real economic consequences on the Kremlin for its current and potential future aggression against Ukraine.