U.S. SENATE — Following Daines’ bipartisan Senate delegation trip to Poland and Germany where he met with U.S. military leaders, NATO forces and NGOs to discuss Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, he issued the following statement:
“There is good and evil in this world, and we saw that firsthand with Putin’s war of aggression against the people of Ukraine. Meeting with U.S. military leaders, NATO forces and NGOs in Poland and Germany allowed us to gain greater insight into Russia’s invasion, including the terrible humanitarian crisis that it’s created and the importance of having a strong military and energy security,” Daines said. “In Berlin, I visited the Brandenburg Gate where in 1987 President Reagan delivered his historic speech where he told Soviet Leader Gorbachev to ‘tear down this wall’ and achieve peace through strength. That message rings true today. We must continue to stand with the people of Ukraine and help bring about peace through strength.”
Meeting w/ Special Operation Command in Weisbaden, Germany:
Daines met with two Montanans serving in special ops in Germany.
Daines met with U.S. military Special Operations Command.
Meeting w/ Ukrainian Civil Society in Poland:
Daines met with the Ukrainian Civil Society and Ukrainian leaders to gain a greater insight about how resources are getting to the Ukrainian people to help fight Russia and what military aid and weapons are needed.
At the meeting, there was part of the missile that hit the training camp near the Polish border that killed 35 people.
Meeting with NGOs & 82nd Airborne Meetings in Poland:
Daines met with U.S. military leaders and NATO forces for a battle update briefing. He also met with NGOs providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Refugee Camp in Poland:
Daines saw firsthand the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis caused by Putin’s war of aggression against the Ukrainian people. This refugee camp was the first point of entry where 2.2 million Ukrainians who have fled Ukraine to Poland go through.
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