Russia’s policies in Ukraine undoubtedly point to genocidal intent and genocidal acts. S. Res. 713 and H. Res. 1205 reaffirm America’s commitment to our fundamental principles, underscoring the seriousness of Russia’s crimes. If we do not recognize this invasion for what it is, we not only fail the Ukrainian people, but we neglect our security interests and our foundational values. In the letter attached below,
Razom, Human Rights Foundation, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Genocide Watch, Renew Democracy Initiative, Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Alliance for Ukraine, Ukrainian American Coordinating Council, Transatlantic Task Force for Ukraine, MedGlobal, Congress of Bosniaks of North America, American Coalition for Syria, Joint Baltic American National Committee, Syria Faith Initiative, Georgian Association in the USA, Free Belarus Coalition, Ukrainian Medical Association of North America, Belarus Freedom Forum, and Association of Belarusians in America
urge the Committee to pass this important resolution before the conclusion of the 117th Congress. The United States must recognize and help end genocide, and not just memorialize it after the ruination and devastation of a nation.