Senator’s office plays down ‘nuclear’ comment in Russia showdown

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A GOP senator sitting on the Senate Armed Services Committee casually suggested that the US might enter a massive ground war with Russia in defense of Ukraine because Russian troops are largely near the country’s borders.

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Roger Wicker made the remarks during an evening interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto. He clarified that he was not ruling out anything as a possibility of its use in defense of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

During his remarks, which echoed others made by him on CNN, Mr Wicker said US policy is to put all options on the table when the prospect of a military conflict arises, including the use of nuclear weapons.

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“Well, military action may mean that we stand with our ships in the Black Sea and we rain destruction … on Russia’s military capability. It may mean that we participate, And I wouldn’t rule out that I wouldn’t rule out US troops on the ground. Did you know we don’t rule out first-use nuclear action,” says Mr. Vickers.

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The full clip of the interview was not immediately available. A representative for the senator’s office confirmed in a phone call with Granthshala That senator thought President Joe Biden should not rule out the possibility of military action to defend Ukraine, although he cautioned that the remarks about nuclear weapons referred to US policy in general and not Ukraine in particular. To struggle

Russia has repeatedly denied that Ukraine had a build-up of its troops prior to the invasion of the country. Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea in 2014, while parts of Ukraine’s southeastern regions are now controlled by pro-Russian terrorist groups after fierce fighting in the Donbass region.

President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone on Tuesday amid rising tensions, and during the call Mr Biden threatened more economic sanctions against Russia if the country’s military invaded Ukraine. The president did not promise direct military aid to the Ukrainian government.

Russia has long criticized NATO’s actions on a US-backed defense treaty, and the Kremlin again on Tuesday accused NATO of “conquering” Ukrainian territory to join the agreement despite Ukraine’s own public efforts. .

Mr Wicker is one of the Senate’s tallest warfighters, and his remarks on Tuesday are not the first suggestion of war with Russia.

in 2016 during a memorable hearing Along with former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford, Mr Wicker questioned why the US could not unilaterally establish a no-fly zone across the entirety of Syria’s airspace, and was clearly informed by Gen. was that such an order would put America at war. With Russia, which operated military bases in the region.

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