Governor Polis Releases Statement on 2nd Anniversary of Putin's Brutal Invasion of Ukraine

Saturday, February 24, 2024

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis released a statement acknowledging the 2nd Anniversary of Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. 

“Two years ago today, Russia attacked Ukraine. Colorado stands with Ukraine today, just as we did two years ago when dictator Vladimir Putin's war began. Putin’s aggressive and globally destabilizing actions pose a risk to safety and security around the world, and I encourage Congress to pass additional support to help Ukraine defend itself from Russian aggression. Today is a reminder of our critical role in supporting our international allies and protecting democracy abroad. Here in Colorado, our thoughts are with the brave Ukrainian people as they stand up against this attack,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis.

Since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine began, Governor Polis and his administration have taken significant steps to support Ukraine and condemn Putin’s actions. 

While in Washington DC, for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting this week, Governor Polis spoke with the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, and reiterated Colorado's support of Ukraine.