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McCain: Obama ought to send weapons to Ukraine

McCain: Obama ought to send weapons to UkrainePresident of the United States, who is Commander-in-Chief in accordance with the Constitution, should decide to send defensive weapons to Ukraine because of the overwhelming bipartisan support of this issue in the U.S. Congress.

Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain This belief was expressed made a statement in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

"The Constitution states that the U.S. President is a Commander-in-Chief so for us it means that he ought to send these weapons to (Ukraine - ed.)," said McCain during discussions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 at the Brookings Institution.

The Senator noted that the issue of sending lethal military aid to Ukraine is exclusively within the authority of the President, and "we (legislators - ed.) want him to follow through with this policy."

McCain stated that he visited Ukraine plenty of times and observed how badly Ukrainians need Javelins (American anti-tank arms - ed.).

"Many people who died there, bravely fought with their weapons from the twentieth century against the weapons of the 21st century which had been supplied there by Vladimir Putin," McCain said.

The Senator has criticized the foreign policy of the White House administration again, by saying that now he doesn’t see American leadership in the world.

Source: Ukrinform
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