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House passes resolution in support of Ukraine amid ‘full-scale’ Russian invasion

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The House of Representatives Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution to stand by the people of Ukraine.The resolution condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “unprovoked renewed full-scale invasion against Ukraine” and says the United States “stands steadfastly, staunchly, proudly, and fervently behind the Ukrainian people in their fight against the authoritarian Putin regime.”The vote was 426-3 Wednesday afternoon.
Thousands of protesters supporting Ukraine gathered in Washington D.C.
(Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)”Vladimir Putin has invaded a sovereign nation and terrorized its civilians,” GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said after the vote. “His aggression will not stop with Ukraine. The gravity of this moment calls for Congress to speak with one voice. Today, the House voted overwhelmingly to support stronger sanctions against Russia, immediate and more military aid to Ukraine, and energy independence for America.”VICTORIA SPARTZ, UKRAINE NATIVE, DELIVERS TEARFUL PLEA TO BIDEN: DON’T ‘EMBARRASS’ USThe resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and the full withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine and affirms support for ongoing humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine.Indiana GOP Rep. Victoria Spartz, a Ukraine native, gave an impassioned speech on the House floor ahead of the vote in support of the people of Ukraine. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSpartz said the Russians are killing “their fellow Orthodox Christians and eastern Slavs.” But she saluted Congress on the Ukraine issues. 
Rep. Victoria Spartz, who emigrated from Ukraine, speaks about the war during a Republican news conference ahead of the State of the Union, Tuesday, March. 1, 2022, on Capitol Hill.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)”When times are tough, this institution, we can get together and stand together and also lead the world,” Spartz said.The three no votes were Republican Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Matt Rosendale of Montana and Paul Gosar of Arizona.Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report. 

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