Oleg Davigora23:34, 14.09.23
The senator from the state of Utah criticized the critics of funding Kyiv and expressed regret about the state of his party under the influence of Donald Trump.
Senator Mitt Romney, 76, a former Republican presidential candidate, said the United States should continue to fund Ukraine’s military effort .
In his opinion, “destroying the Russian army” using only five percent of the US defense budget is “an extremely wise investment,” writes the Telegraph.
The Republican, who announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election as a senator from Utah, responded to critics within his party who argued that America cannot afford to continue funding the Ukrainian military, saying: “The idea that it is too expensive, a little funny.”
“We spend about $850 billion a year on defense. We use about five percent of that to help Ukraine. Oh my God, to protect freedom and destroy the Russian military — a country with 1,500 nuclear warheads aimed at us. The ability to do that with five percent of your military budget seems to me to be an extremely smart investment, not something we can’t afford,” he said.
Romney believes that the West has taken “extraordinary steps to unite and provide Ukraine with the necessary weapons.” However, he warned against complacency.
“What worries me is that in my country some people are saying, ‘OK, we’ve done enough, let’s move on.’ what it did in Ukraine, China will feel the same way about Taiwan. Other authoritarians will say, ‘Why don’t we take our neighbor’s population and resources?’ That’s just not something the liberal democracies of the world can approve of,” he added.