WASHINGTON (WKOW) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson nowadays mentioned that he has been denied a visa to enter Russia as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation.
Johnson is the chairman of the Senate overseas relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional security Cooperation and had deliberate to speak with various Russian executive officials, American corporations, civil society businesses, and others, based on a information free up from Johnson's workplace.
"The route Vladimir Putin has chosen for Russia is a tragedy of historic proportions. in its place of holding free and fair elections, respecting the rule of thumb of legislations, and integrating Russia's financial system with Western democracies, Putin has invaded Georgia, attempted to illegally annex Crimea, carried out conflict in eastern Ukraine where lots have died, and supported a barbaric regime in Syria that has used chemical weapons by itself individuals in a war that has resulted within the deaths of hundreds of hundreds," Johnson said in an announcement.
"eventually, a new era of leaders will emerge in Russia. Working with Ambassador Huntsman, I had hoped direct communicate with Russian parliamentarians may support set the stage for better future family members between our two countries," Johnson said. "unluckily, Russian officers continue to play diplomatic games with this honest effort and have denied me entrance to Russia. in spite of this petty affront, i will proceed to advocate a powerful and resolute response to Russian aggression — and frank communicate when feasible."
Johnson has led and supported a number of pieces of legislations that goal to grasp Russia in charge for its aggression in Ukraine and its concentrated on of dissidents.
ultimate Congress, Johnson became some of the lead sponsors of law to rename the road in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington after dissident Boris Nemtsov, who become assassinated in 2015.
within the remaining Congress and in the current Congress, Senator Johnson has led Senate resolutions calling for a far better response to Russia's aggression in the Kerch Strait in November 2018, as well as sanctions concerning the Nord circulate 2 pipeline.