BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Governor Larry Hogan appeared on CNN Tuesday morning after ending a sister relationship with the Leningrad Oblast in Russia to show support for Ukraine.
Acknowledging the move as mostly a symbolic gesture, Hogan said he wanted to send a message to Russia after its military invasion of Ukraine, with President Vladimir Putin. declare Ukraine belongs to Russia.
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“It’s a symbol of the people of Maryland standing in solidarity with the American people and the world, standing up against Russia and standing with the people of Ukraine,” Hogan said during an appearance on “New Day.”
Although the United States is not directly involved in the conflict, it is important for Americans to continue to show support for the Ukrainian people and Ukrainian Americans, the governor said.
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He also said his experience at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Baltimore was quite moving.
“It was an amazing experience letting them know that all the people of our state are strong with them and telling them how proud we are of the Ukrainian people and President Zelensky, also like the bravery they are showing and that we stand in solidarity with them,” he said.
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Hogan said the United States should take every possible action to ease sanctions on Russia and provide more military support and funding to Ukraine.
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