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Testimony: How Trump helped Ukraine
Washington Examiner ^ | November 07, 2019 | Byron York

Posted on 11/08/2019 12:51:39 PM PST by Hojczyk

One notable and little-reported conclusion emerging from the House Democratic impeachment proceedings is a consensus among some foreign policy professionals that President Trump's Ukraine policy has been an improvement over President Barack Obama's.

Ukraine was an occasionally hot issue in the 2016 campaign for all the wrong reasons. At the Republican convention, a false headline in the Washington Post, "Trump campaign guts GOP's anti-Russia stance on Ukraine," gave birth to a false narrative that candidate Trump, desperate to appease Vladimir Putin, would undermine U.S. support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

"There has been U.S. assistance provided to Ukraine for some time," he told the House. "Under the Bush administration, Obama administration, and now under the Trump administration. I was particularly interested in the security assistance and lethal defensive weapons. The reason for this is this was something that the Obama administration did not approve. They did not want to send lethal defensive arms to Ukraine. I fundamentally disagreed with that decision."

"I thought that this is a country that is defending itself against Russian aggression," Volker continued. "They had their military largely destroyed by Russia in 2014 and 2015 and needed the help. And humanitarian assistance is great, and nonlethal assistance, you know MREs and blankets and all, that's fine, but if you're being attacked with mortars and artilleries and tanks, you need to be able to fight back."

"And has the lethal defensive arms that have been provided to date, has that been helpful?" asked Castor.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: defensiveweapons; trumpukraine; ukraine

1 posted on 11/08/2019 12:51:39 PM PST by Hojczyk
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There’s been an unconfirmed report which should be looked into that during the Obama regime we were shipping inferior military material to the Ukrainians which was ready for the junkyard.

2 posted on 11/08/2019 2:18:54 PM PST by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L,J,Keslin posting here for the record hoping some might read and pass around)
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During Zero’s years we weren’t sending any military aid to Ukraine. It was limited to food, medical supplies. All non lethal. US citizens were banned from supplying even things like armor vests to help.

Now they are getting real military help.

3 posted on 11/08/2019 2:23:57 PM PST by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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4 posted on 11/11/2019 6:21:16 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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