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Hoeven Discusses Ukraine

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Meanwhile... North Dakota Senator John Hoeven recently returned from Ukraine and is stressing the need to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers of oil.

Currently, a third of Europe's gas comes from Russia and half of that is transported through Ukraine. 

Senator Hoeven says the United States needs to continue sending support through loan guarantees and the International Monetary Fund.

Efforts with the European Union are focused on forming both short-term and long-term energy plans for the Peninsula.

Hoeven says that the rest of Ukraine is vulnerable, and he worries that the Russian invasion may not stop anytime soon.

"The concern is that Putin won't stop with Crimea, that he will continue to encroach into Ukraine and potentially other countries.  That's why we have to stand united and put a stop to this."says Senator John Hoeven

Hoeven is urging the US to maintain good trade relationships with Canada to avoid a similar 


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