Portman Travels to Europe to Meet with U.S. Military Leadership, Troops and Allies

Trip Will Include Military Briefings, Assessment of the Refugee Crisis and Strengthening of Alliances with Eastern European Countries

May 27, 2022 | Press Releases

STUTTGART, GERMANY – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Co-chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, traveled to Stuttgart, Germany, today where he met with leadership of the United States European Command. He received several security briefings regarding the war in Ukraine. He also met with U.S. troops stationed at USAG Stuttgart, including many from Ohio. Portman’s visit to Stuttgart is part of a larger trip through eastern Europe that also includes stops in Bucharest, Romania and Chisinau, Moldova. Romania and Moldova have been strong allies of Ukraine during its war with Russia.

“U.S. military leadership in Europe is doing a good job keeping our allies together and focused. I was honored to meet with them today as well as to thank the troops stationed there, some of whom are from Ohio,” said Portman. “Our military assets in Germany are at the tip of the spear when it comes to supporting our allies in eastern Europe during this brutal invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin. There isn’t a country in eastern Europe that hasn’t been affected by this war so the U.S. presence is very important to our efforts in supporting Ukraine as it fights to remain free.”

Pictures of Portman’s visit to Germany can be found below. The first photo is with soldiers from Ohio.