Portman travels to Europe to meet with US military leaders, troops and allies


The trip will include military briefings, an assessment of the refugee crisis and the strengthening of alliances with Eastern European countries


May 27, 2022

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STUTTGART, GERMANY — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, today traveled to Stuttgart, Germany, where he met with leaders of European Command the United States. He received several security briefings regarding the war in Ukraine. He also encountered American troops stationed at USAG Stuttgart, many of them from Ohio. Portman’s visit to Stuttgart is part of a larger trip through Eastern Europe that also includes stops in Bucharest, Romania and Chisinau, Moldova. Romania and Moldova have been strong allies of Ukraine during its war with Russia.

“The U.S. military leadership in Europe is doing a good job keeping our allies together and focused. I had the honor of meeting with them today and thanking the troops stationed there, some of whom are from Ohio” , said Portman. “Our military assets in Germany are at the tip of the spear when it comes to supporting our allies in Eastern Europe during this brutal invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin. There is not a country in Eastern Europe that has not been affected by this war, so the American presence is very important for our efforts to support Ukraine as it fights to stay. free.

Below are photos from Portman’s visit to Germany. The first photo is with soldiers from Ohio.

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Mary I. Bruner