Texas Congressman Calls on Trump to Arm Ukraine Against Russia

As he meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko this week at the onset of the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump should offer to provide lethal aid to the Ukrainian government in response to repeated Russian aggression. With this shift in strategy, President Trump has the opportunity to accomplish three important foreign policy goals: 1. Demonstrate to our allies that the U.S. has their backs;2. Signal to the Russians that their adventurism in Eastern Europe is over; 3. Begin the long-term process of proving to North Korea that the U.S. honors its security assurances.In 2014, the Russians invaded an area called the Donbas Region in Eastern Ukraine. That same year, they also illegally seized the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Despite Russian disinformation campaigns that characterize their own activity as a Ukrainian separatist movement, the Russian invasion is a clear violation of the territorial integrity of a sovereign nation.   Continue reading...

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