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Aiding Ukraine: How the United States Can Give Ukrainians the Means to Fight

March 15, 2022 • 5:15 – 6:00 pm EDT

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Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a conversation with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) on the important role that Congress plays in standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Congressman McCaul serves as the lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and has been vocal in condemning Putin's escalatory actions and reinforcing the U.S. commitment to its partners, especially Ukraine. Ranking Member McCaul recently traveled to the Poland-Ukraine border where he spoke with refugees escaping Putin's unprovoked war of aggression. Just two weeks after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine has reached 2 million, leading to one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in Europe since World War II.

Eliot Cohen, CSIS Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, will moderate a discussion with Ranking Member McCaul regarding concrete steps the United States can take to aid Ukrainian refugees and civilians stuck inside Ukraine who have already been the targets of Russian attacks. The discussion will also explore Congress’ role providing lethal assistance to the Ukrainian military during the ongoing conflict. 

This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership