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Gov. DeSantis describes Ukraine war as a ‘territorial dispute’

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds by inviting DeSantis to visit Ukraine.

Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

While responding to Tucker Carlson’s questionnaire for potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described the war in Ukraine as a “territorial dispute.”

“While the U.S. has many vital national interests, becoming further entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them,” said the Governor.

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham disagreed with DeSantis, saying he misunderstood the situation, “this is not a territorial conflict. This is a war of aggression.”

“This is a chance to stop Putin before it gets to be a bigger war, and China’s watching,” Graham added.

Speaking about DeSantis on The Late Show, Vice President Kamala Harris said, “If you really understand the issue, you probably would not make statements like that.”

After hearing the news, Oleg Nikolenko, the spokesperson for Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, extended an invitation to DeSantis to visit Ukraine.

“We are sure that as a former military officer deployed to a combat zone, Governor DeSantis knows the difference between a ‘dispute’ and war. We invite him to visit Ukraine to get a deeper understanding of Russia’s full-scale invasion and the threats it poses to U.S. interests,” said Nikolenko.

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