U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding Britain’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats in response to the attack on ex-Russian agent, Sergei V. Skripal, and his daughter.

“Our ally took a strong step today but this likely won’t be the last time that Russia tries to silence those who publicly condemn Putin’s regime from Western soil. Americans ought to be leading a conversation with our NATO allies about a collective response to this act and future acts of aggression. Whether it’s the consideration of similar Russian expulsions from NATO nations – including members of Ambassador Anatoly Antonov’s staff here in the United States – or freezing more Russian assets, we ought to make it inescapably clear to Russia that its shadow war will meet a coordinated response.”