Sen. Daines Visits Ukraine, Finds War Crimes
Montana Senator Steve Daines (who joined IFA at our Champions for Life banquet) recently became the first Senator to visit Ukraine. It was there that he saw firsthand the war crimes committed.
From Fox News. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., became the first U.S. senator to visit Ukraine amid the Russian invasion, touring the mass graves in the city of Bucha and reporting “indisputable evidence of Putin’s war crimes.” He traveled with Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., who was herself born in 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 in a statement. “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.”
Daines told Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Thursday, “I’ve seen a lot of horrific things over the years in terms of storm damages and accidents. I’ve never seen anything like this. I mean, these were children. These were children who were murdered….”
Daines concluded in his statement that Ukrainian President Volodymyr 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,” the senator concluded….
Hours after Daines’ trip, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the White House was not considering sending President Biden to Ukraine….
Earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that his government had launched an investigation into alleged Russian atrocities in the area around the capital city of Kyiv, from which Russian forces had recently withdrawn….
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Kyiv of setting up a “stage-managed anti-Russian provocation….”
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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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