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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

“As we prepare to mark two years of Putin’s war of genocide against Ukraine, I remain in awe of the bravery of the Ukrainian people who have held off the Russian juggernaut and reclaimed over half of their territory lost since the start of the full-scale invasion.

“However, we also mark two years of the Biden administration’s failure to urgently provide Ukraine with the weapons it needs to win. Despite the provision of long-range missiles to Ukraine from the United Kingdom and France, President Biden still refuses to send longer-range ATACMS.

“Additionally, despite strong bipartisan and bicameral support for transferring frozen Russian sovereign assets to Ukraine, demonstrated by the passage of my REPO Act through the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, the Biden administration has refused to make Russia pay for the damages it has caused in Ukraine.

“And while yesterday’s sanctions are a needed step to punish those enabling Putin’s war machine, the Russian economy continues to grow at nearly pre-war levels, exposing the need for the Biden administration to step up its efforts to seriously target Russian revenue sources.

“In the face of this administration’s weakness, President Putin is growing emboldened. We see that following the murder of Alexei Navalny and the Russian capture of Avdiivka. Moreover, adversaries around the globe, like the Chinese Communist Party, Iran, and North Korea, are exploiting the lack of American deterrence and taking actions that threaten our interests.

“Congress must find a path as soon as possible to provide Ukraine with the weapons they need to win. This will rejuvenate our defense industrial base, create American jobs, help modernize our military arsenal, and restore deterrence against all our adversaries.”