Resolution in Support of Ukraine

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Model Bill Info
Bill Title Resolution in Support of Ukraine
Date Introduced July 28, 2023
Type Model Resolution
Status Draft
Task Forces Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development; Communications and Technology
Keywords Foreign relations

Resolution in Support of Ukraine

WHEREAS, the Russian Federation continues the illegal attempted annexation of Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions in addition to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol; and

WHEREAS, the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine is escalating, including attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure, particularly energy and water facilities, across Ukraine using missiles and Iranian drones. Through these attacks, Russia is trying to terrorize the civilian population; and

WHEREAS, the Russian Federation continues to use irresponsible nuclear rhetoric and militarization of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the abduction and reported abuse of Ukrainian personnel, and the willful destabilization of its operations; and

WHEREAS, there is documentary evidence of numerous war crimes against civilians in occupied areas of Ukraine being committed by Russian military forces; and

WHEREAS, the Russian Federation occupiers are holding a large-scale campaign of illegal deportation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Ukrainian citizens are being forcefully deported to other occupied territories of Ukraine and further to Russian Federation; and

WHEREAS, the Russian Federation continues its attempts to draw Belarus directly into the war. The territory of Belarus is used as a launchpad for drone and missile attacks against Ukraine. Belarus transfers its heavy armor to Russia; and

WHEREAS, Ukraine has signed an application for accelerated accession to NATO and does not yet have security guarantees for the interim period; and

WHEREAS, Ukraine will need post-war recovery and remains ready to reach arrangements together with interested U.S. institutions on sustained security and other commitments to help the nation defend itself, secure its free and democratic future, and deter future Russian aggression; and

WHEREAS, economic costs need to continue to be imposed on the Russian Federation and other countries, individuals or entities providing military support for Moscow’s war of aggression; and

WHEREAS, the Russian Federation is not ready for good faith negotiations on putting an end to the war – despite their public statements. If the Russian Federation truly wanted to negotiate, it would not respond with the shelling of residential areas, new terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure and nuclear blackmail.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this state’s legislative chamber calls on the U.S. Administration and U.S. Congress to continue providing the financial, humanitarian, defense, political, technical, and legal support to Ukraine to alleviate the suffering of its people and to uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. This state’s legislative chamber calls on the U.S. Administration to emphasize the need to support Ukraine in joining the Alliance.