Two U.S. Representatives from New Jersey have departed for Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia, according to a report.
A release lists U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11) and Tom Malinowski (D-7) as part of the congressional delegation.
From Sherrill’s office:
Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill departed for a congressional delegation to Brussels, Belgium and Kyiv, Ukraine, led by Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The bipartisan delegation includes Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Ami Bera (D-CA), Colin Allred (D-TX), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Mark Green (R-TN), August Pfluger (R-TX), and Victoria Spartz (R-IN).
In Brussels, the delegation will meet with representatives from NATO, the EU, and NATO and EU member states to discuss the security situation in Eastern Europe and the buildup of Russian troops along Ukraine’s border and in Belarus.
In Kyiv, the delegation will meet with senior Ukrainian officials to discuss the security situation and reinforce U.S. support for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Rep. Sherrill is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy for almost 10 years as a helicopter pilot and Russian policy officer. As a Russian policy officer, she worked on the implementation of our nuclear treaty obligations and oversaw the relationship between the US Navy and Russian Federation Navy. She now serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she serves as the Vice Chair of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.