RI State Senate Comdemns Russian Invasion

The Rhode Island Senate has passed a resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

A co-sponsor of the resolution, Woonsocket Senator Melissa Murray, says the courage of the Ukrainian people has inspired the United States and the entire world. Coventry Senator Leonidas Raptakis, another co-sponsor, says the Russian invasion is the most dangerous time in Europe and the world, since the German invasion of Poland in 1939.  

“This is a global crisis and we condemn this aggression in the strongest terms possible. The courage of the Ukrainian people has inspired our nation and the entire world. We stand with you and hope for peace. Slava Ukrani,” said Senator Murray (D-Dist. 24, Woonsocket, North Smithfield), who, as a child, lived in the one house that stands between the two Ukrainian churches in Woonsocket, and now represents the neighborhood. “Slava Ukrani” is a Ukrainian national salute that means “glory to Ukraine.”

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