Senator Kirk Statement on Violence in Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–February 21, 2014.  U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today released the following statement regarding the situation in Ukraine:

“I strongly condemn the Ukrainian authorities for instigating the horrific violence the world witnessed in Kyiv this week. While I am encouraged by the reported compromise reached today between the government and the opposition, I support the legislative framework outlined by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) yesterday that would impose sanctions on those responsible for the violence and support democracy in Ukraine. Our office will continue to work to ensure that Illinois families impacted by the violence are brought home safely.”