American Senators: Obama, Merkel, Hollande legitimize unprecedented dismemberment of European state

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2015/02/18 • Politics

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement on developments in Ukraine on February 17:

“The Chancellor of Germany and the President of France, with the support of the President of the United States, are legitimizing the dismemberment of a sovereign nation in Europe for the first time in seven decades. It is inexcusable to adhere to a failed ceasefire agreement as Russia and its Ukrainian proxies escalate their uncompromising siege of Debaltseve.

Western leaders say there is no military solution to the conflict in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin clearly does not think so. He continues his aggression, and in the absence of greater Western support for Ukrainian forces, a Russian-imposed military solution is exactly what will continue to unfold in Ukraine, just as it has in parts of Georgia and Moldova.

With more than 5,000 Ukrainians killed and many more wounded, it is long past time to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine and to impose additional sanctions and costs that can change Putin’s behavior, including the removal of Russia from the SWIFT financial system. President Obama should do so immediately, rather than hide behind a failed attempt to negotiate with an aggressor when conditions on the ground render diplomacy ineffective.”

Source: McCain.senate.gov

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  • Silencionomore

    Amen!. At last, a couple of Americans who speak sense!.

  • ct

    AT LAST! FULL SANCTIONS ON WAR CRIMINALS! PUTIN MUST GO! FREE UKRAINE!

  • caxa

    I have always felt McCain an Lindsey’s saber rattling was dangerous. After 6 years of Obama it is clear that appeasement is equally as, if not more destructive.

    • Murf

      The thing about saber rattling is you don’t have to do it much when they know you are serious.
      And McCain is a very serious guy.

  • Murf

    That’s it John, force Barack into action.

  • Cee Bee

    Today, I am ashamed to be American. Although I am an American of Ukrainian descent, I feel this country is no longer the bastion of democracy it was once. Mr. Obama is either a coward or a fool, or both. If this keeps up he will be remembered for yet another genocide of Ukrainians. As things stand, he is well on his way to being recognized as Putin’s lackey, along with Merkel and Hollande.

    • Milton Devonair

      barack obola is a liberal/progressive,so he is just like most europeans–they think the USA is the cause of all the bad in the world and we are bullies, unfair, invade countries to steal their oil, want an empire (never had one–that’s weird).

      So without the nation they think is responsible for all the bad in the world being involved, the other nations can just talk things over and work everything out, be friends, “coexist”, etc.

      So I guess, ironically, America is giving europe what it always has wanted us to do–stay at home and butt out. Have they changed their mind? They must be in trouble or something. But too bad I guess because they cheered when half of the US elected a president with similar worldviews as they do.

  • sandy miller

    Bravo. Can’t repub’s force Obama’s hand on this. I’ll be voting republican in the next Pres. Thank You for your support for a long time ally Ukraine.

  • Dirk Smith

    Should have been done weeks ago!!

  • Aldous Huxley

    …” the dismemberment of a sovereign nation in Europe for the first time in seven decades.”

    WRONG. Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia got dismembered… with US and EU support.

    • Murf

      Aldous,
      Yugoslavia fractured along ethnic and recognized territorial lines. Mainly because of Serb belligerence, supported by Russia of course. Traditional rivalries and religious hatred also played a part.
      Before you go blaming the West, bare in mind they had zero interest in breaking up the Yugoslav federation.
      Serb nationalist did.

      • Aldous Huxley

        Yeah but the US still helped the process along every step of the way.

      • searchingfortruth

        Murf you are grossly misinformed and repeating our propaganda. Ethnically, the Croats, the Muslim Serbs and Croat, and the Serbs are one ethnic group divided by history and religion. They speak the same language, even intonation is the same. The same people who instigated the breakup of Yugoslavia, also insisted that Bosnia be kept intact. Bosnia is a mini Yugoslavia. The fragmentation was the work of the Germans who were then joined by others to “present a united front” to the Serbs and thus hoping to prevent their expected reaction.

  • John Walker

    Makes sense. The West need someone with BALLS to stop the Putler’s invasion!

  • jim

    I will be voting Republican in the next Presidential election . Obama was a mistake as President .

  • David Lee

    I would dearly like Putin to be stopped. But weapons alone will be no match for the Russian Army.