04.14.22

Daines Becomes One of First American Leaders to Visit Ukraine Since Russia’s Invasion

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines visited Ukraine to meet with Ukrainian officials and see firsthand the aftermath of Putin’s atrocious war crimes against the people of Ukraine. 

“While meeting with leaders in NATO countries bordering Ukraine, I was invited to meet Ukrainian officials in Kyiv and Bucha and see firsthand the butchery and war crimes committed by Putin,” Daines said. “There is indisputable evidence of Putin’s war crimes everywhere—the images of shallow mass graves filled with civilians, women and children are heart wrenching. America and the world need to know about Putin’s atrocities against the innocent people of Ukraine now, not after time has passed and the aftermath of evil and bloodshed have been cleaned up. The sooner we can provide Ukraine with the lethal aid they need to win this war, the sooner we will end the war crimes. President Zelenskyy has been urging leaders from around the world to come to Ukraine—I’m proud to help show that America stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Ukraine in their fight for freedom.”

Daines was joined by Ukrainian-born Congresswoman Victoria Spartz. 

Daines visited the mass graves in Bucha. Click HERE to download pictures.

Daines read a description of what was found at one of the mass graves. Click HERE to watch.

Daines visited the destroyed home of the Mayor of Bucha. Click HERE to watch.

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler