Senator Rob Portman has a message for Vladimir Putin and the rest of Russia.
America stands with Ukraine.
On January 19, the Republican from Ohio stopped by Fox News to talk about the growing tension between Russia and Ukraine.
Two things that Portman said stood out as clear and concise messages to Putin regarding EXACTLY how America feels about the situation.
“The United States unequivocally stands” with Ukraine and the people of Ukraine are “ready to defend themselves.”
“The United States unequivocally stands with a Ukraine that has turned to the West, turned toward democracy and freedom,” Portman said. “They don’t want to go back to an authoritarian past. I think this is why President Putin feels such a threat. It’s not that Ukraine threatens Russia in any way except for the fact that they are a democracy that’s thriving. And so, we need to stand with them, as do our European allies, our NATO allies, and other freedom-loving countries all around the world. And we are seeing a strong stand against what might happen.”
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