The Kremlin is waging unprovoked and unjustified war against a sovereign neighbouring state.
Source: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
“Too many Russian citizens are behind bars for the “crime” of speaking truth to power about their government’s actions. This internal repression is occurring as the Kremlin is waging an unprovoked and unjustified war against a sovereign, neighbouring state. Russia’s government is attempting to keep its citizens in the dark about the atrocities it is committing against the people of Ukraine.”
“The Kremlin’s war has left Russia isolated internationally, and it is robbing Russian citizens of the possibility of building a better future in harmony with their neighbours. This isolation is not inevitable, but results from the decisions of Russia’s leaders.”
On behalf of the United States, Blinken expressed a desire for a more peaceful, and open future for the people of Russia. This includes being able to voice their opinions and peacefully participate in civil and political activities in their own country.