Durbin, Duckworth Praise Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating Fifth Anniversary Of Ukraine's Revolution Of Dignity

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, co-chair and co-founder of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today praised Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution commemorating the fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity.  The resolution recognizes the bravery of the people of Ukraine who participated in the Maidan protests and honors the memory of the more than 100 protestors who were killed.  In addition, it encourages Ukraine to continue its progress over the past five years in implementing crucial reforms to strengthen the rule of law and align the country with Euro-Atlantic norms and standards.  Finally, the resolution condemns continuing efforts by Russia to destabilize Ukraine and hamstring its efforts at Euro-Atlantic integration.

“I will never forget walking through the Maidan with Senator McCain shortly after the momentous events that occurred there five year ago,” said Durbin. “Passage of this bipartisan resolution sends a strong message that the U.S. Senate stands with the many brave Ukrainians who lost their lives in the hopes of a more democratic and open country -- an aspiration we should continue to advance and protect.” 

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Bob Casey (D-PA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Doug Jones (D-AL), John Boozman (R-AR), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), James Inhofe (R-OK), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) also cosponsored the resolution.