Defending U.S. Allies and Interests Against Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe

Meeting Notes: 
This is a remote hearing which will convene over Zoom.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 10:00am
----------, Washington, DC 20515
Defending U.S. Allies and Interests Against Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe

Chairman Stephen Lynch's Opening Statement [PDF]

Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney's Opening Statement [PDF]

Washington D.C. (February 14, 2022)— On Wednesday, February 16, at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, will hold a virtual hearing to examine Russia’s destabilizing activity in Eastern Europe, including its recent buildup of approximately 130,000 troops along Ukraine’s borders.


The United States has important national security interests in supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as defending the international order that has helped to promote peace and security in Europe since the end of World War II.


While U.S. officials have stated that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could begin “at any time,” President Biden and his Administration remain engaged in an intensive diplomatic effort to support our Ukrainian allies, reassure our NATO partners, and make clear to President Putin that Russia will pay a heavy price for any further aggression against Ukraine.


The Honorable Michael McFaul

Director, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Stanford University


Dr. Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Director, Transatlantic Security Program

Center for a New American Security

Lieutenant General (ret.) Ben Hodges

Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies

Center for European Policy Analysis

The Honorable Richard Grenell
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence

117th Congress