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Attacks Start in Ukraine, And They're Trapped

Feb 18, 2022

Local news reported bombing with shells at more than 20 locations in eastern Ukraine early yesterday morning. One missile passed a school playground and opened a hole in a wall at a kindergarten where children were present. Bricks were scattered across a room with soccer balls and hula hoops in Stanytsia Luhanska, located in eastern Ukraine.

“[K]ids have not been injured, but two teachers have received blast injuries.” These attacks left at least one Ukrainian soldier wounded. Reports from both sides are blaming the other.

Meanwhile, our State Department continues to mandate that any American fleeing Ukraine “must present” a Vaccine Passport at the border with Poland to exit the country. This is not a requirement from Poland but from our own federal government. This is insane!

Urge key leaders to stop this horrible Vaccine Passport policy against our own citizens. Flood the State Department and offices of key members of Congress with faxes demanding this be immediately reversed! — Mat

Yesterday, half of the settlement in Stanytsia Luhanska under attack was left without electricity, according to sources. And “the local municipal infrastructure was damaged,” reports assessed. But for any Americans who want to leave via the Polish border, they are warned to have their Vaccine Passports ready to show.

“Papers, please.”

Joe Biden said he believes Russia is “engaged in a false flag operation” and likely its invasion into Ukraine “will happen in the next several days.” But the White House and the State Department are refusing to lift this Vaccine Passport requirement for fleeing Americans.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia has the resources in place to conduct “a full-fledged invasion of Ukraine” with little to no warning.

Bullets and bombs don’t care if an American is injected or not. Neither should our State Department!

Our federal agencies need to be reminded that free Americans are not slaves to the whims of unelected bureaucrats who demand forced injections against our will.

This is an incredibly dangerous precedent to set and must be overturned quickly! I need as many people as possible to send urgent faxes to the State Department and key members of Congress who can stop this now.

I ask for your prayers for those caught on the brink of war today. And then I invite you to glance back into history.

The last time Russia took over Ukraine, Stalin forced this fertile area to become collectivist farms. Communist policies enforced a political famine that targeted Ukrainians and nearly 4 million of them starved to death in the 1930s (or about 13% of the total population).

This memory of Stalin’s brutal disregard for human life is still strong in Ukraine. The Holodomor—as it is referred to—drove Ukrainians to eat flowers, leaves, tree bark and roots to try to stay alive when the Russian government confiscated their entire harvest. Ukrainians who were caught saving tiny portions of their grain to eat during winter faced gruesome, brutal deaths.

I don’t have time to go into the haunting, horrific stories of children killed because they didn’t give the frogs they caught to Russian soldiers. But those memories are etched on the minds of the descendants of Ukrainians who were lucky enough to survive. And their history should stand as a strong warning to us in America.

When tyranny is allowed, it causes unthinkable devastation to the people it controls. Any government can become drunk with power, even America.

Do not think that tyranny will be satisfied with one forced injection.

Our nation is careening toward complete government control, where unelected officials are deciding what goes inside our own bodies! This will continue until Americans rise up and say “enough”—until we demand our freedom once again for ALL!

Tell the State Department and key members of Congress to immediately reverse this policy mandating vaccines for Americans to leave Ukraine via Poland. Your faxes can have a powerful impact.

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I urge you to not give up because we know “those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

This is my prayer for you, for our ministry and for those in Ukraine tonight.


Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

P.S. To sign a petition demanding an end to the Vaccine Passport requirement for Americans fleeing Ukraine, select here.


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