The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Gillibrand:
As your constituent, I’d like to urge you to initiate an adequate response to the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The Budapest Memorandum of 1994, which guaranteed the territorial integrity of Ukraine, was signed by the United States, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Russian Federation. The world now sees that Russia’s signature means nothing as Russia has violated the territorial integrity of the sovereign state of Ukraine. As an US citizen, I’d like to make sure that the signature of MY country does mean something.
I remember and very much appreciate your vote in the Magnitsky case. Unfortunately, the illegal and dangerous actions of the Russian Federation call for sustained and dedicated opposition.
The U.S. Senate should pass legislation that would freeze all assets of the Russian citizens involved in the invasion, as well as deny them visas or revoke visas that may already have been issued.
The aggressor has to be stopped and the United States should take the lead.
Yes, I know, the chances that I’ll be heard are minimal. Consider it my “I can’t be silent*” moment. [Thanks ad_vosem for idea and text]
* 1908′ article by Count Tolstoy on death penalty