Alaska lawmakers back call to supply military aid to Ukraine

    JUNEAU, Alasaka (AP) — In a ceremonial vote, the Alaska House of Representatives has approved a measure calling on the United States to supply military aid to Ukraine in its war with Russia.

    The so-called “sense of the House” vote lacks binding authority.

    However, some lawmakers say it effectively foreshadows more substantial action, including divesting state of Alaska investments in Russian companies.

    The measure approved Wednesday also calls on the U.S. to support Ukraine’s membership application to the European Union and to promote energy independence from Russian sources, globally and domestically.

    The lone dissenting vote came from state Rep. David Eastman, a Wasilla Republican who declined to answer why he voted that way when asked by the Anchorage Daily News.

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