TRENTON, N.J. – As Russian forces further a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in an attempt to take over the independent country, Assemblyman Jay Webber is calling on lawmakers to pass a resolution declaring support for Ukraine and its people. He plans on introducing the resolution on Monday ahead of the Assembly’s voting session.
“New Jersey must stand in solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine who have shown strength and resolve in their pursuit of sovereignty. Their courage should be commended as they stand in the face of Russia’s relentless and deadly attacks,” Webber (R-Morris) said. “A secure, safe and independent Ukraine is the only acceptable outcome for the innocent citizens who are enduring immense suffering under Russian aggression. I am praying for peace and urging my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join me in passing this resolution.”
The resolution recognizes Ukraine as a sovereign state and urges Russia to stop the violence and bridge peace with the Ukrainian people. It also condemns the violations of international law committed by Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, the attempted annexation of Crimea in 2014, and the blocking of parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
“The Russian invasion is unacceptable and should be denounced,” Webber wrote to both Assembly Republicans and Democrats in an email on Thursday. “It is my hope that our united General Assembly will express our collective support for the Ukrainian people at our voting session on Monday.”