LANSING, Mich., March 3, 2022 — It has been one week since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  This act of violence and hostility against a sovereign nation has been met with worldwide condemnation. Ukrainian soldiers and even civilians are courageously trying to hold off a total takeover of their country by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions, careless disregard for human life and violation of international law. Ukraine has been under a constant barrage of bombing and firing since Russia invaded last week, with death tolls currently exceeding 2,000 and expected to continue climbing. In response, state Rep. Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) issued the following statement condemning Putin and in support of the Ukrainian people:

“Democracy is under attack once again. My heart goes out to the Ukrainian people who have lost friends and family members to these senseless attacks. Fear of a democracy should not be cause for an unprovoked attack against a sovereign nation. The loss of life, property and peace are unimaginable. I stand with the brave men and women, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who are courageously fighting for their country. They are continuously in my prayers.”