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October 25, 2022

Pressley Statement on Ukraine Letter

BOSTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement after a Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) letter regarding diplomatic efforts in Ukraine was sent and then retracted by the CPC:

“The people of Ukraine have my full support and my aim remains consistent: a sovereign Ukraine and peace for its people who are living through a horrific and brutal invasion at the hands of Russia. I strongly condemn Putin and his regime for the violent and fatal crimes against Ukrainian civilians and their repeated violations of international law.

“While I had no control over or insight into the timing of the release of this letter, which was originally drafted much earlier this year, the timing and resulting confusion, given Republicans and others actively seeking to undermine the Ukrainian cause, is deeply unfortunate.

“As I have made clear throughout my time in Congress, I will always prioritize diplomacy as a route to peace and safety for all people. I deeply hope that, led by the Ukrainians themselves, there may ultimately be a diplomatic solution to this conflict so we can finally put an end to the bloodshed and trauma it has caused.”