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As Ukraine conflict continues, Kaptur demands more sanctions

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WASHINGTON, DC - Just this week, the Obama Administration imposed additional sanctions on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin for their involvement in the conflict with Ukraine. But Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) says more needs to be done.

“I would support further sanctions,” Kaptur said.

Kaptur is a strong supporter of Ukraine and its people since the conflicts began. She and her congressional colleagues already created an aid package for the country, providing financial support and additional assistance.

In addition to that, the White House recently said it will deny export licenses for any high-technology items that could contribute to Russian military capabilities. But Kaptur said it will take more than just the United States to help Ukraine through this time, and the U.S. needs to continue to exercise its relationships with other countries to help Ukrainians survive this.

“As we are doing with working with Poland and Hungary and other countries that can reverse their supplies into Ukraine and into other parts of Western Europe, so we have to get them through this short, brief period of time until things can settle down there,” she said.

Even with the imposed sanctions and the aid package,  the violence in Ukraine continues. But Kaptur said Ukraine is a country with great potential – and the United States owes it to the people there to help out however it can.

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