Cantwell Statement Following All-Members Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined more than 300 bipartisan members from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in a video call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. After the call, Senator Cantwell released the following statement:

“President Zelenskyy asked members of Congress to help him achieve ‘a victory over injustice’ and to help Ukraine, which he said is now ‘representing the ideals of the world we should all live in.’

“He asked for further help for Ukraine, where he said ‘brave and strong people are standing up for our common values and asking powerful leaders to help them from being exterminated.’

“President Zelenskyy asked for security in the skies, asked that Most Favored Nation status for Russia be revoked, and for U.S. companies to leave Russia and for credit card companies to cut service. 

“The United States should use our economic might with sanctions and further economic measures to put additional pressures against Russia.”