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Former Vice President Pence visits Ukrainian border

Pence, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, has forcefully condemned Russia invasion since its start over two weeks ago

Published: March 10, 2022 11:48am

Updated: March 10, 2022 1:12pm

Former Vice President Mike Pence and former second lady Karen Pence on Thursday visited the Ukrainian border to meet with some of the flood of refugees streaming into Poland as Russia continues its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. 

The Pences traveled with evangelical Christian group the Samaritan's Purse. After landing, Pence called the impact of the foreign invasion "heartbreaking" and encouraged supporters to donate to Samaritan's Purse and other aid organizations. 

Pence's trip aligns with Vice President Kamala Harris's trip to Poland, where she is meeting with NATO allies.

Harris on Thursday issued a supportive stance for a war crimes investigation into Russia, in addition to announcing that two Patriot missile-defense systems that the U.S. promised to Poland had been delivered. 

Pence is believed to be mulling a 2024 run for the presidency and has spent the last several weeks forcefully condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Last week, he told a group of RNC donors that there is no room in the Republican Party for "apologists for Putin." 

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