Casey Statement on Today’s Vote in Crimea

Casey Statement on Today’s Vote in Crimea

Washington, DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the results of today’s vote in Crimea:

“Today’s vote in the Crimea region of Ukraine is a wholly illegitimate scheme designed to provide some justification for Russia’s continued aggression. A vote is in no way free or fair if it is held at gunpoint. In the coming weeks, I expect Congress will come together on an aid package for Ukraine that will show our nation’s robust support for the Ukrainian peoples’ legitimate aspirations for democracy and freedom. If Russia continues to flagrantly flout international norms then Congress will be forced to consider additional economic and diplomatic measures. This type of aggression cannot be tolerated in the 21st century.”

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