In 2014 and without provocation, Russia attacked and annexed the Donbas and Crimea regions of Ukraine, igniting a regional war in Europe. After nearly a year of amassing a large military force on Ukraine’s border, and despite months of denying its intentions, Russia attacked its peaceful neighbor in February, 2022. Thus began Europe’s largest conflict since the Second World War. President Vladimir Putin anticipated it would only take a couple weeks to subjugate this small nation. However, more than a year has passed since then, and Ukraine – backed by massive weapons shipments from the United States and other Western nations has turned the tables on its aggressor. This war has taken tens of thousands of lives on both sides, decimated the Russian Armed forces, and caused Europe’s largest humanitarian and refugee crisis in 80 years, displacing 8 million Ukrainians. The war has also sparked a global food crisis, a spike in energy prices, and the fear of Russia resorting to the use nuclear weapons. Ukraine will face a massive rebuilding effort once this conflict is resolved.

Proposed Legislation: Reintroduction of H.R.6984 - Ukraine Humanitarian Support Act of 2022
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. William Keating (MA)

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