Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and other bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee in urging President Joe Biden to make sure that the United States is sharing as much intelligence as possible with Ukraine as the country faces a Russian military build-up on its border.
“Vladimir Putin is threatening the freedom and security of the Ukrainian people, and they have shown their eagerness to take action to defend their sovereignty, freedom, and democratically elected government,” wrote Bennet and the senators. “To this end, we request that the United States share intelligence with Ukraine to the fullest extent possible. Russia is the aggressor, and we need to arm Ukraine with critical information needed to defend their country. This is in the interest of U.S. national security, as well as that of our allies and partners in the region. Russia’s threats to Ukraine are a threat to democracies around the world, and we urge you to do as much as possible to support Ukraine at this critical moment.”
In addition to Bennet, Warner, and Rubio, the letter was signed by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ron Wyden (R-Ore.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-Maine), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).
The text of the letter is available HERE.