The world should make it clear to Russia that it would have to face immediate military response if it decides to use nuclear arms against Kiev, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky told CBC and CTV broadcasters in an interview this week. The Ukrainian leader accused Russia of using “terrorist” blackmail tactics and said that Moscow only understands the language of force.
Zelensky accused Moscow of repeatedly threatening to strike “decision-making centers” in Ukraine, including with nuclear arms and said that the world should respond if such a strike does take place. “It does not matter if Ukraine is a NATO member or a non-NATO nation,” he said, adding that no one should be allowed to “blackmail [other nations] like a terrorist.”
According to the Ukrainian president, the world should tell the Russians: “If you strike Bankova Street [the Ukrainian President’s Office], there will be a strike at where you are.”
Biden Warns ‘Blank Check’ To Ukraine Will Continue If GOP Retakes Congress: ‘It’s About NATO’
Joe Biden pushed back against claims by GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) that the United States’ “blank check” policy to Ukraine will stop if Republicans take control of Congress after the midterms, calling him “uninformed.”
When asked in an MSNBC interview on Friday for a response to McCarthy’s claims that the U.S. would no longer write a “blank check” to Ukraine if Republicans retake the majorities in Congress, Biden responded that he was mistaken.
“Given what Leader McCarthy said, should he even be speaker?” asked host Jonathan Capehart.
“Well, look, I can understand somebody having that view who’s uninformed, and believe it, because it costs so much money to help them,” Biden replied.