This resolution calls for the President to offer Ukraine military assistance to defend its sovereignty and "territorial integrity" from Russian occupation. Lethal defensive weapon systems are the particular The military assistance would come in the form of .
Congress emphasizes that the existence of an independent and democratic Ukraine is in the national interest of the U.S., and that Russia has attempted to undermine Ukraine’s independence through political, economic, and military aggression.
This resolution condemns the aggression that has led to the occupation of Crimea, and the establishment of separatist militias in Eastern Ukraine, which are armed by Russia and serve as its proxies. It also cites comments from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko which encourage the U.S. to provide lethal military aid to Ukraine.
The economic crisis that is affecting Ukraine is also mentioned, and this resolution calls for long-term financial assistance from the U.S. and countries of the European Union.