Tags: Barack Obama | John McCain | Russia | Ukraine Revolution | Ukraine | Russia | Putin

McCain Blasts Obama for Not Offering Military Aid to Ukraine

Monday, 17 Mar 2014 01:32 PM

By Joe Battaglia

Arizona Sen. John McCain took to social media on Monday to criticize President Obama for not offering military assistance in addition to financial aid to Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Russia.

McCain posted on his Twitter feed that the president should have gone further by offering military assistance.



Earlier in the day, Obama froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine, while the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on four Ukrainians — including former President Viktor Yanukovych — for their support of Crimea's separation.

In levying the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the end of the Cold War, Obama said he was striving to "increase the cost" to Russia.

Obama also said the U.S. will provide a $1 billion financial aid package to Ukraine to help its economy.

McCain has been openly lobbying for providing military assistant to Ukraine.

Speaking from Kiev, where he was part of a bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators who traveled to Ukraine ahead of the secession referendum in Crimea, McCain said providing Ukraine with long-term military assistance was "the right and decent thing to do."

After returning home, McCain appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and said, "We need to give long-term military assistance … because God knows what Vladimir Putin will do next."

To date, the Obama administration has only offered to send military rations to Ukraine.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Al-Qaida in Yemen Chief: France Tops US as Our Enemy

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 10:57 AM

The ideological leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said Friday that France had surpassed the United Stat . . .

Mitt Romney: I Won't Run in 2016

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 10:55 AM

Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney announced he has no plan . . .

Robert Kagan: 5 Reasons Netanyahu Should Not Address Congress

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 10:12 AM

There are five reasons why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should decline House Speaker John Boehner's invitat . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved