Utah Senators speak up on Ukraine


By Carly Wasserlein and Kelsey Mae Nield

(Senator Romney’s Website, @SenMikeLee/Twitter, CNN, Ukraine Government)

Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney spoke up about the conflict in Ukraine.

Lee, along with some of his colleagues, spoke with the President of Ukraine over zoom while he appeared to be sheltering in a bunker. Lee praised Zelenskyy for his passion, patriotism and humility.

Lee said what stood out to him was not only the President’s concern for his people, but also his worry for neighboring countries and the Russian people.

“President Zelenskyy’s different. He cares about people in general, regardless of where they live,” Lee said.

Romney commented on the situation with Ukraine and requested for initiative from Congress.

“Schumer and Pelosi must also put the Ukraine aid bill on the floor Monday for the U.S. to send desperately needed military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine now,” Romney said. “Waiting on the congressional calendar is unacceptable when people are dying.”

The statement was a response to Zelenskyy’s request for Ukraine to be allowed to use old Soviet jets. Romney called upon the U.S. and NATO to promptly grant his appeal.

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