Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement.
"The Ukrainian people have struggled hard for their country's independence and democracy. They should be able to pursue their dreams and hopes without constant fear of Russian invasion and manipulation to override their sovereignty. It is imperative we de-escalate the current crisis. Fortunately, there is still time for diplomacy and effectuation of a peaceful resolution. The United States should continue working around the clock with our allies and coalition partners to forge a path away from crisis and towards peace and regional security. To all my friends in the Ukrainian-American community across Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, I thank you for your strength and perseverance in this difficult time."