Durbin Joins Congressional Delegation To Munich Security Conference

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, will join a number of his Senate colleagues in a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to this weekend’s Munich Security Conference (MSC) amid continued Russian aggression following the illegal war in Ukraine and interference in western democracies.  The MSC is widely considered the world’s leading forum for international security policy.  The conference is a “marketplace of ideas” where initiatives and solutions are developed and opinions are exchanged.  It also provides a venue for diplomatic initiatives and ideas to cooperatively address the world’s most pressing security concerns.  Durbin participated in the NATO Summit in June during which the alliance reaffirmed its support for Ukraine and expansion to include Finland and Sweden.  

“Eastern Europe and the transatlantic alliance are at an important moment in their history.  As Russia continues its illegal war in Ukraine, we must continue to strengthen our transatlantic unity,” said Durbin.  “This weekend’s discussion is an opportunity to once again show Putin that the world stands with Ukraine, and will not be intimidated by ongoing Russian cyberattacks and propaganda.  The Baltic States, Poland, Ukraine, and others in the region have friends in Congress and around the world, and together we will continue to stand with them.”