Himes Statement on ODNI Report Regarding Chinese Support to Russia
Washington, July 27, 2023
Washington, DC — Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released an unclassified assessment by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on the support provided by the People’s Republic of China to Russia in their war against Ukraine. The report was mandated by the FY2023 Intelligence Authorization Act, which was authored by the House Intelligence Committee, and can be viewed here.
“The United States’ Intelligence Community has played a pivotal role in anticipating the perils, seen and unseen, that Ukraine faces as Russian forces continue their violent assault,” said Ranking Member Jim Himes. “This unclassified assessment, mandated by last year’s Intelligence Authorization Act, details the extent of China's support for Putin’s ongoing invasion. Russia’s war against Ukraine has been enabled in no small part by China’s willingness to support them, in direct and indirect ways. I hope this report makes clear to Beijing that the United States, and the world, will know if they take further actions to enable Putin’s brutal invasion.”You can view the full report here.