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Tim Walberg Joins Paul W. Smith to Talk Ukraine; Paul Whelan

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DETROIT, Michigan 28, 2022 ~ Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg visited Ukraine last week, marking the third visit by a Congressperson to Ukraine since the Russians began their assault against the country on February 24.

Upon his return, the Congressman spoke to 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith about his visit, as well as about the captivity of Michigan‘s own Paul Whelan, who has been held prisoner in Russia since December 2018 on denied espionage charges.

With the war going on in Ukraine right now, there is certainly is concern about how Putin will deal with America, but I think America cannot be buffaloed for any reason into not doing what is right for the world and for ourselves; but also for people who have been taken into captivity wrongly.” said Congressman Walberg on “The Paul W. Smith Show.” “Trumped up charges, no true trial was given, and a life has been altered altogether.”

Wednesday, Congressman Walberg renewed his call for Whelan’s release in congress, and the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution calling for the Russian government to release Whelan.

Catch the full conversation between Paul W. and Congressman Whelan below, as they speak on the future of the conflict.


April 28, 2022 ~ Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg paid a visit to Ukraine and he talks to Paul W. about the sobering experience. He also continues to advocate for the release of Paul Whelan.