December 07, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Biden-Putin Call

"It's clear that President Biden delivered a strong and clear message today to President Putin regarding Russia’s belligerent behavior along the Ukrainian border. For far too long, the Kremlin has acted with impunity on the world stage – from cyber-attacks, to election meddling, to its illegal annexation of Crimea – and it is important that the President of the United States stand firm against its continued aggression. In unison with our allies, we must forcefully convey to Putin the cost of another military invasion of Ukraine. To ensure Ukraine remains sovereign and whole, we must continue to weigh the range of options intended to deter Moscow, including swift and severe economic measures and other measures affecting its greatest source of income — Russia’s oil and gas wealth. The United States must stand with a free and democratic Ukraine."