Buffalo, New York area Congressman Brian Higgs Urges All of Us to Stand Up for Ukraine

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky Delivers a Stirring Address to Joint Meeting of U.S. Congress

Buffalo, New York area Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins has been an ongoing advocate for a common-sense return to Canada-U.S. border crossing requirements, including putting an end to the ArriveCAN requirement.

A Statement from Buffalo, New York Area Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins on Visit to U.S. by Ukraine President Zelenskyy

Posted December 22nd. 2022 on Niagara At Large

 “Putin’s unwarranted attack on the innocent people of Ukraine is not only a threat to that nation but to the world.”      – U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins from across the border in Buffalo, New York

On December 21, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine visited Washington, D.C. for meetings with President Biden and to address a joint session of Congress. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the bipartisan Congressional Ukrainian Caucus<https://twitter.com/RepBrianHiggins/status/1498866583409676293>, released the following statement regarding the visit:

Congressman Brian Higgins said, “Putin’s unwarranted attack on the innocent people of Ukraine is not only a threat to that nation but to the world. For exactly 300 days now President Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people have not only endured the merciless attacks by Russia but have persisted and prevailed in the fight to maintain their homeland and democracy.

Two presidents – Zelensky from Ukraine and Biden from the United States – meeting in the White House

“The United States stands with our allies. We will continue to work with international partners to support aid and equipment for Ukraine – a world that embraces freedom and democracy depends on it.”

President Zelenskyy’s visit, made following an invitation by President Biden, includes a bilateral discussion between the two Presidents as well as meetings with members of the Biden Administration’s national security team and Cabinet, concluding with an address to Congress.

 This is Zelenskyy’s second visit to the White House, but the first since the beginning of the invasion. Congress is expected to consider an omnibus package including additional aid to Ukraine this week.

Congressman Higgins’ Western New York district is home to a strong and active Ukrainian American community.

To watch Unkraine President Zelensky’s address before U.S. Congress, click on the screen below –

To read the full transcript of President Zelensky’s address to U.S.Congress, click onhttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/21/us/politics/zelensky-speech-transcript.html

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One response to “Buffalo, New York area Congressman Brian Higgs Urges All of Us to Stand Up for Ukraine

  1. One person last night remarked that a former situation comedy star became a President and inspiring leader while another reality “star” became a supposed President and……fill in the blanks.

    Giving the medal to Biden as a gift from a soldier and the signed flag to Congress brought home to the American people and others around the world the fact that REAL people are fighting for all of us. It said real human beings, the Ukrainian people, are fighting and suffering for us and they appreciate the support which must continue to victory.

    His speech, especially for one who does not speak English fluently, was inspiring and effective. I sure hope Ukraine gets what it needs because they MUST win. As he said it’s “Not charity but an investment”.

    A Reply to Lindla McKellar’s comment above – All so well put. Amen, Doug Draper Niagara At Large

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