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The Hill: Portman: US must stand with Ukraine

Sen. Rob Portman | November 20, 2014

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said the stakes are too high for the United States not to help Ukraine defend its borders.

“What happens in Ukraine is very much in our interests,” Portman said on the Senate floor Thursday. “The stakes are very high and the consequences are devastating.”

Portman said Russia is trying to “trample” Ukraine. Russian and separatist forces are gathering along Ukraine’s eastern border. Russia has already annexed Crimea, prompting the Ukrainian president to come to Congress calling for the government to send military support to Ukraine.

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