Members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation are using the unrest in Ukraine to push for the sale of more Connecticut-made Sikorsky helicopters. But they have competition from lawmakers using for helicopters manufactured in other states.
US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is one of two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee calling for the beefing up of western sanctions against Russia. Murphy and Bob Corker of Tennessee said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the sanctions should be directed at Russia’s petrochemical and banking industries.
The political unrest in the Ukraine is being closely watched by Ukrainian immigrants in Connecticut and New York. Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. says she has mixed feelings about her birth country being in the news.