Skip to comments.Pompeo defends Ukraine strategy: 'The Russians certainly don't appreciate it'
Posted on 10/20/2019 10:46:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Secretary of State Mike Pomepo on Sunday defended the administrations approach to dealing with Ukraine following controversial remarks made by acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney this week.
Speaking on ABCs This Week Mr. Pompeo said that despite Mr. Mulvaneys remarks, he never saw politics involved in the decision regarding $400 million in delayed military aid.
The conversation was always around what were the strategic implications, he said.
He pivoted to blaming the previous administration for being lackluster with aid for Ukraine, but noted the Trump administration has delivered it multiple times.
The people in Ukraine are safer as a result of that, he said. And the Russians certainly dont appreciate it.
However, Mr. Pompeo refused to comment further on Mr. Mulvaneys specific remarks, where he linked the delayed military aid for Ukraine to the administrations desire for an investigation into the 2016 election and whether DNC servers were located in the foreign country.
He later walked back his remarks and said the news media misconstrued them to further their witch hunt.
Mr. Pompeo called the situation hypothetical.
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These armored divisions maneuvers while protagonists have nukes ; so bizzare ;
Tow missile here iskard tactical nuke there pretty soon you have yourself an bonafide fisticuffs
If little Putin doesnt like it then it’s a good thing.
*** If little Putin doesnt like it then its a good thing. ***
I am an American Citizen, and I don’t like 400 million going to Ukraine’s military.
As ling as the weapons are pointed at Russia I don’t see a problem.
Nothing is pointed at Russia. The conditions are none of newly acquired US weapons allowed anywhere near from rebel areas.
We should give the Ukrainians additional money to begin small incursions into Russia.
Fair is fair.
Russia has gone Cold War again, and it is time we join that fight.
Ukrainians don’t want to fight Russia. They wanted cash (to skim corruptly) and Schengen visas. They got what they wanted.
As long as the Russians are in Eastern Ukraine, they will fight them.
So, why not do some hit and run attacks into Russia.
Lots of isolated villages with local units to hit.
Ukraine has been bled out a bit. The Russian army slaughtered a lot of the best irregular Ukrainian fighters during the invasion. I’m not sure how much fighting is left in the Ukrainians. Most don’t care at all about Donbas.
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