Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Statement on Russia

Jul 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement regarding Russia: 

"As a member of the House Baltic Caucus and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, I’ve observed Russia aggression and meddling in Eastern Europe for years.

“It’s no surprise, and there is no doubt, that Russia interfered with our elections, and that they have a continued interest in sowing distrust in our institutions and our Republic. Russia is no ally, and Vladimir Putin is no friend, of the United States. We must continue to exert our diplomatic, economic, and defensive military strengths, along with those of our NATO allies, to hold Russia accountable for their actions.”

NOTE: For more extensive commentary on Russia and NATO from Congressman Shimkus, please see: I would die for Tallinn (because I would have died for Bonn, Paris, and London) and Standing Up to Russia: Yesterday & Today on his Medium page