Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) viewed a video of Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York who just visited Ukraine.
“Video shows some horrible ground conditions in which children of Ukraine live today due to Putin’s dictatorship, clearly showing the war that Putin forced against innocent civilians. It made me think how we can show our solidarity with the people of Ukraine against Putin’s forced war of aggression on them,” Colton stated.
“What can we do to help? First, we need to support American government policies, such as the latest $33 billion aid package to Ukraine. Second support community organizations like the Carl & Edith Marks Jewish Community House and other charitable groups such as the Knights of Columbus that welcome refugee who has escaped from Ukraine. We need to support and encourage our government policies in providing more needed weapons and supplies to help the Ukrainian government defend its freedom. We need to call on our government to provide more support in the form of anti-aircraft missiles and aircraft,” Colton suggests.
“The New York State and local governments must be encouraged in boycotting all products that prop up Putin’s economy and help him to continue this war of violence. If the world will come together to support the great people of Ukraine, then we can make a great difference in their survival and end Putin’s aggression. May God bless them and keep all of them strong and safe as they fight to save Ukraine from Putin’s aggression,” Colton added.