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October 24, 2022
Dear Mr. President:
We write with appreciation for your commitment to Ukraine’s legitimate struggle against
Russia’s war of aggression. Your support for the self-defense of an independent, sovereign, and
democratic state has been supported by Congress, including through various appropriations of
military, economic and humanitarian aid in furtherance of this cause. Your administration’s
policy was critical to enable the Ukrainian people, through their courageous fighting and heroic
sacrifices, to deal a historic military defeat to Russia, forcing Russia to dramatically scale back
the stated goals of the invasion.
Crucially, you achieved this while also maintaining that it is imperative to avoid direct military
conflict with Russia, which would lead to “World War III, something we must strive to prevent.”
The risk of nuclear weapons being used has been estimated to be higher now than at any time
since the height of the Cold War. Given the catastrophic possibilities of nuclear escalation and
miscalculation, which only increase the longer this war continues, we agree with your goal of
avoiding direct military conflict as an overriding national-security priority.
Given the destruction created by this war for Ukraine and the world, as well as the risk of
catastrophic escalation, we also believe it is in the interests of Ukraine, the United States, and the
world to avoid a prolonged conflict. For this reason, we urge you to pair the military and
economic support the United States has provided to Ukraine with a proactive diplomatic push,
redoubling efforts to seek a realistic framework for a ceasefire. This is consistent with your
recognition that “there’s going to have to be a negotiated settlement here,” and
your concern that Vladimir Putin “doesn't have a way out right now, and I'm trying to figure out
what we do about that.”
We are under no illusions regarding the difficulties involved in engaging Russia given its
outrageous and illegal invasion of Ukraine and its decision to make additional illegal annexations
of Ukrainian territory. However, if there is a way to end the war while preserving a free and
independent Ukraine, it is America’s responsibility to pursue every diplomatic avenue to support
such a solution that is acceptable to the people of Ukraine. Such a framework would presumably
include incentives to end hostilities, including some form of sanctions relief, and bring together
the international community to establish security guarantees for a free and independent Ukraine
that are acceptable for all parties, particularly Ukrainians. The alternative to diplomacy is
protracted war, with both its attendant certainties and catastrophic and unknowable risks.
Russia’s invasion has caused incalculable harm for the people of Ukraine, leading to the deaths
of countless thousands of civilians, Ukrainian soldiers, and displacement of 13 million people,
while Russia’s recent seizure of cities in Ukraine’s east have led to the most pivotal moment in
the conflict and the consolidation of Russian control over roughly 20 percent of Ukraine’s
territory. The conflict threatens an additional tens of millions more worldwide, as skyrocketing
prices in wheat, fertilizer and fuel spark acute crises in global hunger and poverty. A war that is
allowed to grind on for years—potentially escalating in intensity and geographic scope—
threatens to displace, kill, and immiserate far more Ukrainians while causing hunger, poverty,
and death around the world. The conflict has also contributed to elevated gas and food prices at
home, fueling inflation and high oil prices for Americans in recent months. Economists believe
that if the situation in Ukraine is stabilized, some of the speculative concerns driving higher fuel
costs will subside and likely lead to a drop in world oil prices.
We agree with the Administration’s perspective that it is not America’s place to pressure
Ukraine’s government regarding sovereign decisions, and with the principle you have enunciated
that there should be “nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine.” But as legislators responsible for
the expenditure of tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars in military assistance in the conflict,
we believe such involvement in this war also creates a responsibility for the United States to
seriously explore all possible avenues, including direct engagement with Russia, to reduce harm
and support Ukraine in achieving a peaceful settlement.
In May, President Zelensky, despite deadlocked negotiations, reiterated that the war “will only
definitively end through diplomacy,” and had previously explained that “any mentally healthy
person always chooses the diplomatic path, because he or she knows: even if it is difficult, it can
prevent the loss of thousands, tens of thousands...and maybe even millions of lives.”
In conclusion, we urge you to make vigorous diplomatic efforts in support of a negotiated
settlement and ceasefire, engage in direct talks with Russia, explore prospects for a new
European security arrangement acceptable to all parties that will allow for a sovereign and
independent Ukraine, and, in coordination with our Ukrainian partners, seek a rapid end to the
conflict and reiterate this goal as America’s chief priority.
Sincerely,
Pramila Jayapal
Chair
Earl Blumenauer
Member of Congress
Cori Bush
Member of Congress
Page 2
Member of Congress
Jesús G. "Chuy" García
Member of Congress
Raúl M. Grijalva
Member of Congress
Sara Jacobs
Member of Congress
Ro Khanna
Member of Congress
Barbara Lee
Member of Congress
Ilhan Omar
Member of Congress
Ayanna Pressley
Member of Congress
Sheila Jackson Lee
Member of Congress
Mark Pocan
Member of Congress
Nydia M. Velázquez
Member of Congress
Page 3
Gwen S. Moore
Member of Congress
Yvette D. Clarke
Member of Congress
Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.
Member of Congress
Rashida Tlaib
Member of Congress
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Member of Congress
Mondaire Jones
Member of Congress
Peter A. DeFazio
Member of Congress
Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D.
Member of Congress
Marie Newman
Member of Congress
Alma S. Adams, Ph.D.
Member of Congress
Page 4
Chellie Pingree
Member of Congress
Jamie Raskin
Member of Congress
Bonnie Watson Coleman
Member of Congress
Mark Takano
Member of Congress
André Carson
Member of Congress
Donald M. Payne, Jr.
Member of Congress
Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress
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CPC letter for diplomacy on Russia-Ukraine conflict

  • 1. October 24, 2022 Dear Mr. President: We write with appreciation for your commitment to Ukraine’s legitimate struggle against Russia’s war of aggression. Your support for the self-defense of an independent, sovereign, and democratic state has been supported by Congress, including through various appropriations of military, economic and humanitarian aid in furtherance of this cause. Your administration’s policy was critical to enable the Ukrainian people, through their courageous fighting and heroic sacrifices, to deal a historic military defeat to Russia, forcing Russia to dramatically scale back the stated goals of the invasion. Crucially, you achieved this while also maintaining that it is imperative to avoid direct military conflict with Russia, which would lead to “World War III, something we must strive to prevent.” The risk of nuclear weapons being used has been estimated to be higher now than at any time since the height of the Cold War. Given the catastrophic possibilities of nuclear escalation and miscalculation, which only increase the longer this war continues, we agree with your goal of avoiding direct military conflict as an overriding national-security priority. Given the destruction created by this war for Ukraine and the world, as well as the risk of catastrophic escalation, we also believe it is in the interests of Ukraine, the United States, and the world to avoid a prolonged conflict. For this reason, we urge you to pair the military and economic support the United States has provided to Ukraine with a proactive diplomatic push, redoubling efforts to seek a realistic framework for a ceasefire. This is consistent with your recognition that “there’s going to have to be a negotiated settlement here,” and your concern that Vladimir Putin “doesn't have a way out right now, and I'm trying to figure out what we do about that.” We are under no illusions regarding the difficulties involved in engaging Russia given its outrageous and illegal invasion of Ukraine and its decision to make additional illegal annexations of Ukrainian territory. However, if there is a way to end the war while preserving a free and independent Ukraine, it is America’s responsibility to pursue every diplomatic avenue to support such a solution that is acceptable to the people of Ukraine. Such a framework would presumably include incentives to end hostilities, including some form of sanctions relief, and bring together the international community to establish security guarantees for a free and independent Ukraine that are acceptable for all parties, particularly Ukrainians. The alternative to diplomacy is protracted war, with both its attendant certainties and catastrophic and unknowable risks. Russia’s invasion has caused incalculable harm for the people of Ukraine, leading to the deaths of countless thousands of civilians, Ukrainian soldiers, and displacement of 13 million people, while Russia’s recent seizure of cities in Ukraine’s east have led to the most pivotal moment in the conflict and the consolidation of Russian control over roughly 20 percent of Ukraine’s territory. The conflict threatens an additional tens of millions more worldwide, as skyrocketing prices in wheat, fertilizer and fuel spark acute crises in global hunger and poverty. A war that is allowed to grind on for years—potentially escalating in intensity and geographic scope— threatens to displace, kill, and immiserate far more Ukrainians while causing hunger, poverty,
  • 2. and death around the world. The conflict has also contributed to elevated gas and food prices at home, fueling inflation and high oil prices for Americans in recent months. Economists believe that if the situation in Ukraine is stabilized, some of the speculative concerns driving higher fuel costs will subside and likely lead to a drop in world oil prices. We agree with the Administration’s perspective that it is not America’s place to pressure Ukraine’s government regarding sovereign decisions, and with the principle you have enunciated that there should be “nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine.” But as legislators responsible for the expenditure of tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars in military assistance in the conflict, we believe such involvement in this war also creates a responsibility for the United States to seriously explore all possible avenues, including direct engagement with Russia, to reduce harm and support Ukraine in achieving a peaceful settlement. In May, President Zelensky, despite deadlocked negotiations, reiterated that the war “will only definitively end through diplomacy,” and had previously explained that “any mentally healthy person always chooses the diplomatic path, because he or she knows: even if it is difficult, it can prevent the loss of thousands, tens of thousands...and maybe even millions of lives.” In conclusion, we urge you to make vigorous diplomatic efforts in support of a negotiated settlement and ceasefire, engage in direct talks with Russia, explore prospects for a new European security arrangement acceptable to all parties that will allow for a sovereign and independent Ukraine, and, in coordination with our Ukrainian partners, seek a rapid end to the conflict and reiterate this goal as America’s chief priority. Sincerely, Pramila Jayapal Chair Earl Blumenauer Member of Congress Cori Bush Member of Congress Page 2 Member of Congress
  • 3. Jesús G. "Chuy" García Member of Congress Raúl M. Grijalva Member of Congress Sara Jacobs Member of Congress Ro Khanna Member of Congress Barbara Lee Member of Congress Ilhan Omar Member of Congress Ayanna Pressley Member of Congress Sheila Jackson Lee Member of Congress Mark Pocan Member of Congress Nydia M. Velázquez Member of Congress Page 3
  • 4. Gwen S. Moore Member of Congress Yvette D. Clarke Member of Congress Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. Member of Congress Rashida Tlaib Member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Member of Congress Mondaire Jones Member of Congress Peter A. DeFazio Member of Congress Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. Member of Congress Marie Newman Member of Congress Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. Member of Congress Page 4
  • 5. Chellie Pingree Member of Congress Jamie Raskin Member of Congress Bonnie Watson Coleman Member of Congress Mark Takano Member of Congress André Carson Member of Congress Donald M. Payne, Jr. Member of Congress Mark DeSaulnier Member of Congress Page 5