McCain Calls for U.S. Support of Ukraine

Posted March 16, 2014 at 7:47am

CNN reports that “speaking in Kiev, Sen. John McCain called Saturday for the United States to provide long-term military assistance to Ukraine, saying it is “the right and decent thing to do,” as reports surfaced that Russian troops had traveled farther north into Ukraine from Crimea.”  

“McCain was part of a bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators who traveled to Kiev ahead of Sunday’s secession referendum in Crimea. The White House and U.S. allies in Europe have denounced the referendum as unconstitutional and illegal because Russian troops have essentially taken over the southern Ukraine peninsula.”  

Earlier McCain wrote an op-ed in the New York Times calling on the U.S. to respond to “Russia’s aggression” and stating that “Obama Has Made America Look Weak.”