DeSantis Slams Biden’s Ukraine Policy

Ron DeSantis

( – Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis blasted Democrat President Joe Biden for not defining a “strategic objective” in giving Ukraine military aid to defend against the invasion by Putin’s Russia.

DeSantis’s comments came after Biden made a surprise visit to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, ahead of the first anniversary of Russia invading Ukraine in an apparent attempt to start resurrecting the former Soviet empire.

In a Fox News interview, the Florida governor recalled that when Joe Biden was vice president, he and Barack Obama “opposed providing lethal aid to Ukraine during those years” after Putin’s first attack on Ukraine in 2014.

DeSantis criticized the Biden administration for supporting Ukraine with a “blank-check policy with no clear, strategic objective identified.”

“I think it would behoove them to identify what is the strategic objective that they’re trying to achieve, but just saying it’s an open-ended blank check, that is not acceptable,” he stated.

Florida’s GOP governor said further America shouldn’t be “getting into a proxy war with China… over things like the borderlands or over Crimea,” apparently presuming that Communist China could officially start giving Russia military aid for its war in Ukraine.

“I don’t think any of this would have happened but for the weakness that the president showed during his first year in office, culminating, of course, in the disastrous withdrawal in Afghanistan,” DeSantis said.

“So, I think, while he’s over there, I and many Americans are thinking to ourselves, OK, he’s very concerned about those borders halfway around the world. He’s not done anything to secure our own border here at home,” he commented further.

“We have a lot of problems accumulating here in our own country that he is neglecting,” the Florida governor said, mentioning the illegal immigrant invasion through the southern border, the growing fentanyl deaths, and the recent Chinese spying balloon “humiliation” of the US.

At the same time, however, DeSantis did not offer a clear-cut answer when asked “what a win” for America would look like in Ukraine and concerning Russia’s aggression.

“I think it’s important to point out the fear of Russia going into NATO countries and all that and steamrolling. That has not even come close to happening,” he said.

“I think they’ve shown themselves to be a third-rate military power. I think they’ve suffered tremendous, tremendous losses. I have to think that the people in Russia are probably disapproving of what’s going on. I don’t think they can speak up about it for obvious reasons,” DeSantis deliberated further.

“I think Russia has been really, really wounded here, and I don’t think they are the same threat to our country even though they are hostile. I don’t think they are on the same level as China,” concluded Florida’s governor, deemed a significant contender for the White House in 2024.