“CT lawmakers react to Ukrainian president’s pleas”

Originally published by WFSB Eyewitness News–

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Reactions over a plea for help by the president of Ukraine were sent out on Wednesday.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy invoked the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the Pearl Harbor attacks in an appeal to Congress and President Joe Biden to do more to help the country defend itself from a Russian invasion.

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal called Zelenskyy ‘s speech deeply impassioned and impactful.

“The people of Ukraine need our support now more than ever. Congress must respond to this plea w/action. We need to provide additional military and humanitarian aid to counter Putin’s attack,” Blumenthal said. “One thing was crystal clear on my trip to Poland last weekend, we need to urgently expand assistance to Ukraine. Ukrainian freedom fighters are battling for their country’s survival & can defeat Putin’s invasion if they have a fair fight, focusing especially on air defense.”

Rep. John Larson said Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people have inspired people all over the world.