WASHINGTON, D.C. – We are now heading into our third week of the Russian attack on Ukraine. Ukraine’s President accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes and our local congressional members are also condemning Putin’s actions.
The Russian attack on Ukraine continues. International leaders and congressional members are outraged over reports of a recent Russian attack on a maternity and children’s hospital in southern Ukraine. Satellite footage shows the hospital before and after the attack.
“They’re fighting every day,” said Sen. Bob Casey (D- PA). “Mothers and fathers and grandmothers and grandfathers protecting not just their children, or their grandchildren or their home or their community, but literally protecting democracy itself from a murderous dictator, who I said weeks ago, had no regard for human life. He proved it in a gross, gruesome, horrific way yesterday when he bombed a maternity ward.”
Senator Casey spoke with us following the attack.
“That’s the kind of crime and you know, I’m not a war crimes investigator, but that is a war crime,” said Sen. Casey. “There is no other way to say it and he [Putin] should be investigated and prosecuted for that, in addition to the horror that he’s bringing to the Ukrainian people.”
The Senator is praising the bravery of the Ukrainian people and their leader, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who the Senator remotely met with a few days ago.
“To hear from him directly about what this fight is about how he has not just personalized this fight by putting his own life at risk every minute of every day since this war started and frankly, long before the war,” said Sen. Casey. “To tell the Ukrainian people I’m staying, I’m going to fight, literally in the fight himself. I don’t think there’s an example in recent history of one leader, being so courageous, and in some ways manifesting and personifying the courage and the determination of his own people.”