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Russia’s Assault on Ukraine and the International Order to Be Discussed at Helsinki Commission Hearing

WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following hearing:

RUSSIA’S ASSAULT ON UKRAINE AND THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER
Assessing and Bolstering the Western Response

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
2:30 p.m.
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Room 562

Watch live: www.youtube.com/HelsinkiCommission

Russia’s Ukraine gambit is the most flagrant manifestation of the Kremlin’s assault on the international order. Moscow’s actions degrade the security environment in Europe and are a direct assault on settled international norms. These include the territorial integrity of states and the self-determination of peoples affirmed in the Helsinki Final Act and subsequent agreements of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Witnesses will examine the latest developments in the Kremlin-driven crisis in and around Ukraine and the urgency for the United States to bolster Ukraine’s defenses and deter further Russian aggression.

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • Dr. Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
  • Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair, Center for European Policy Analysis
  • Ambassador (Retired) William B. Taylor, Vice President, U.S. Institute of Peace

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