Russia is trying to create a casus belli – US senator

Russia is trying to create a pretext for war by making unacceptable demands.

This was stated by Republican Senator Jim Rich, representative of the US Senate Committee on International Relations, UA reports.

According to him, the proposals of the Russian Federation are not security agreements, but a list of concessions that the United States and NATO must make to appease Vladimir Putin. Those are the demands voiced earlier in the Russian Foreign Ministry: to put an end to NATO’s expansion to the east and limit its military activities in Eastern Europe, including cooperation with Ukraine and Georgia.

Jim Rich called on the Biden administration and all Allies to reject the demands, and warned that Putin was using the refusal as an excuse to use military force.

“The Biden administration and all our NATO allies must quickly and unequivocally reject the demands set out in this proposal. We must also be prepared for the fact that Putin is using our refusal as an excuse to use military force to take away what does not belong to him. Congress and the administration must act before, not after, Russia continues to escalate. It is important to make it clear that this is a dangerous extortion and blackmail is unacceptable” – said Jim Rich.

Earlier, Oleksiy Reznikov said that the strategy “not to provoke Russia” will not work.

(c) Ukrinform

3 comments

  1. “Congress and the administration must act before, not after, Russia continues to escalate. It is important to make it clear that this is a dangerous extortion and blackmail is unacceptable” – said Jim Rich.”

    Exactly. Hammer the little turd into the ground before more Ukrainians are murdered.

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  2. Eight years of pussy footing around has brought us to where we currently are. Strength, determination and hammer hard punishment could have ended the war and put mafia land in its place. Weeks have passed again since mafia land has marched its troops to near Ukraine borders, and all we have are hollow threats and lifeless rhetoric. Weeks ago already, a large shipment of effective weaponry could have been dispatched, could have been integrated into Ukraine’s defensive system. Mafia land won’t be impressed by CO2. It will get impressed by its burning tanks, killed soldiers and crashed aircraft.

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