US Republican presidential candidates embracing Ukrainian question during presidential debate
Scott Walker, Wisconsin Gov. promised to provide military assistance to Ukraine if he wins as a U.S. President
Scott Walker, a candidate for the Republican Party's nomination to the 2016 presidential election, during the prime-time Republican presidential debate in Cleveland (Ohio), hosted by Fox News, talked on foreign policy issues, embracing Ukrainian issue, TASS.
“Our national security is under threat, - he said on Thursday during the debate. - We have to stand firm against our enemies. I would have sent weapons to Ukraine. I would put forces on the eastern border of Poland and the Baltic nations, and I would re-instate, put back in place the missile defense system in the Czech Republic”.
NY Times wrote that in such a way 45th Governor of Wisconsin “opposes Mr. Obama’s warming of ties with Cuba”.
American author, political pundit, and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Benjamin Solomon Carson, who also runs for Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election at a rally in his hometown Detroit, also voiced his concern about the weapons given to Ukraine.
“We have weakened the armed forces to the point that our Navy declined to the level of the 1970s, the Air Force - to the level of 1940, - he argued. - Meanwhile, our enemies become more numerous. Our friends cannot trust us no more. Ukraine had nuclear weapons, it gave up of those weapons, expecting that we will protect them, and now we do not even give them offensive weapons,” he said.
On the official website of Ben Carson he argues that the U.S. must be resolute in the face of Russian transgressions: “We must lead our allies, both NATO and non-NATO alike, from a position of strength. Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become dangerously belligerent. It is actively destabilizing Ukraine, endangering Europe in the process and continuing to fuel destabilization in the Middle East. This newfound aggressiveness is a rising threat to the peace and security of the American people”.
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