Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

Turner Calls on Administration to Heed Ukraine’s Urgent Request

Apr 30, 2014
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Turner, the Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), was made aware that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have provided the Obama Administration with an urgent needs list for both lethal and non-lethal equipment.

In response, Congressman Turner called on the President of the United States to immediately brief Congress on the administration’s response to the Ukrainian request and to indicate which specific items the U.S. does or does not plan to supply to Ukrainian forces and why:

“The Ukrainians’ urgent appeal for specific military aid further highlights the volatility of the ongoing situation along their border.

Russia continues to escalate the situation in the region and Putin’s consistent pattern of aggression indicates that he will continue to purse a hostile worldview.

The United States must act in order to affect Putin’s decision calculus. We can no longer observe as the threat to Ukraine intensifies.

We must provide Ukrainian forces with further military assistance in order to significantly alter Russia’s military thinking and ensure that Ukraine is equipped to protect their homeland against the Russian threat.”