U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement regarding charges against three Russians for murdering 298 people by shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014. 

“We’ve known for a long time that Vladimir Putin was behind these murders, but today it’s important that the world knows the names and the faces behind this evil.  Putin’s shadow war is real and the body count has only grown since 2014. Russia is still waging a war in Ukraine. Today is a grim reminder of the chaos Moscow and its intelligence services spawn.”