Women in Ukraine are on the Frontlines of the Humanitarian Crisis & War Efforts against Russia
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a bipartisan group of women Senators in introducing a resolution to recognize women’s roles in all aspects of the defense of Ukraine and the preservation of Ukraine’s freedom. The resolution also calls on all countries to provide aid to refugees and support women in Ukraine who are keeping families and children safe, delivering supplies and weapons, administering medical care, fighting as part of the armed forces, and more.
“During my recent trip to Germany and Poland, I met several Ukrainian women who, along with their children, were forced to leave their homes and their families due to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war,” said Senator Collins. “Women have experienced unimaginable horrors, such as the bombing of a maternity hospital in Mariupol. Women have also been a key part of Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s invasion, serving in the military and volunteering to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis. As the United States continues to assist Ukraine in its fight against the Russians, our resolution recognizes the women who have contributed to the defense of their country.”
In addition to Senator Collins, the resolution was introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Patty Murray (D-WA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
The text of the resolution can be read here.