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Austin, TX– House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul released a statement on Russia’s announced withdrawal from Kherson, the only regional capital illegally seized since the February 24 invasion by Russia’s invading forces.

“A Russian retreat will confirm what I and many of my colleagues have been stressing for months: with the right weapons, Ukraine can defeat Russia’s invading forces and further expose the absurdity of Putin’s attempted ‘annexation’ of Kherson and three other regions in Ukraine. It is far past time for the Biden administration to provide Kyiv with all the weapons it needs, including longer-range ATACMS, to ensure Putin, and all aggressors, understand they cannot win unprovoked wars of aggression.”