WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released a statement following the announcement of the Biden administration’s sanctions against Russia:
“Ukraine is a sovereign, democratic nation, and the United States and our allies will not tolerate Vladimir Putin’s foolhardy attempts to rebuild a Soviet empire. Despite Putin’s rhetoric, his invasion of Ukraine is a grave miscalculation and will be met with crippling consequences for Russia and its economy.
“The Biden administration’s latest actions are part of a united response with our allies, including Germany’s step to halt Nord Stream 2, preventing Russia from accessing the European markets it so desperately needs to keep its economy afloat. We must continue to make clear to Putin that the cost of further aggression is more than he or the people of Russia can possibly stand.”