Groups of armed forces who have taken over military installations in Crimea are Russian forces, the top commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Europe said in a statement Tuesday, seeking to clear up confusion over where the forces were from.
The two lawmakers made their demand in a letter less than a week after Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Dan Coats (Ind.) wrote a letter to the FIFA president demanding Russia be stripped of hosting the tournament in 2018 because of its invasion of Ukraine.
The Minnesota Rep. will speak at the prestigious debate society on Friday morning.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is set to visit D.C. on Wednesday.
The Kentucky Republican said the U.S. should do "a lot less spying on Americans."
The delay will make getting a bill done this week a heavy lift.
Another 29 percent think the United States needs to take a firm stand.
The margin was narrow, with 43 percent disapproving and 42 percent approving.
It would have been the first face-to-face with Putin since Russian troops entered Crimea.
The House on Tuesday is expected to formally condemn Russia for its military action in the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, less than a week after passing a bill giving financial aid to Ukraine.