Representative Sherrill Statement on Biden-Putin Meeting

June 15, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC — In advance of the bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement:

“As a former Russian policy officer in the US Navy, I know that the only thing that Vladimir Putin understands is power-politics. For years now, Vladimir Putin has operated with impunity because of the former administration's failure to hold him accountable. Whether it is the harboring of cybercriminals, attacks on political free speech, especially on opposition leaders like Alexei Navalny, or military provocations throughout the region, Putin has operated as if there are zero consequences for his actions.

“It is reassuring to know that there is finally an American president with the ability and the willingness to hold Putin accountable. As President Biden enters into tomorrow’s bilateral meeting, the message will be clear: the United States will no longer accept Putin’s aggressive support for violations of international law.”