JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives joined the Senate in demanding Russia immediately cease all hostilities against Ukraine by passing Senate Joint Resolution 25 in a vote of 32-4. SJR 25 condemns the illegal invasion and urges both the United States Congress and the President to consider measured and appropriate sanctions and actions that will help deescalate the conflict.
“The wanton atrocities we are seeing inflicted upon the people of Ukraine are indefensible and deserve the sternest condemnation this body can offer,” said Representative Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham).
“This is simple for me – I stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and in opposition to the illegal invasion of a sovereign nation,” said Representative Sara Hannan (D-Juneau).
“I think this resolution helps the people of Alaska that have family and friends in Ukraine who are fighting for their lives understand that this is important to us,” said Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks). “We may not be able to solve this conflict ourselves, but we can lend our voice in support of the people of Ukraine and to their loved ones across the world.”