WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) released the following statement regarding Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine:


“Throughout his time as the leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin has repeatedly violated international law, ruthlessly consolidated power, and invaded other countries without provocation. Responsibility lies solely with his regime for the bloodshed and communities destroyed. That’s why I have joined many of my congressional colleagues in pushing for tougher sanctions than the ones imposed by the Biden Administration. The United States and our NATO allies must show strength and be unwavering in our defense of democracy. Our prayers are with the Ukrainian people as they fight for their lives and their country.”