DeSantis has been criticized for saying the war in Ukraine is a “territorial dispute.”
A possible US presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has dramatically changed the rhetoric about Russia’s war against Ukraine. He recently called the Russian invasion a “territorial dispute” after which he was heavily criticized.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, which its author spoke about in the New York Post, DeSantis called Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal and demanded that he be brought to justice. He also noted that Russia was wrong when it invaded Ukraine, was wrong when it occupied Crimea, and will not win this war.
According to him, “if he could snap his fingers, he would give Ukraine 100%”.
“But the reality is that American intervention in terms of escalation with more weapons and of course ground forces, I think would be a mistake. So that’s what I was trying to get across, but Russia was wrong to invade. They were wrong by taking Crimea,” DeSantis said.
In addition, the Florida governor told Morgan that he thought Ukraine would win the war.
“I don’t think it will end with Putin’s victory. I don’t think the Ukrainian government will be overthrown by him, and I think that’s a good thing,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis statements about Ukraine
In an interview with pro-Russian Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has repeatedly spoken out against the Ukrainian people and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Republican and possible 2024 US presidential candidate Ron DeSantis made a number of scandalous statements about Ukraine.
The current governor of Florida called the war a “territorial dispute” and also criticized US President Biden for doing too much for Ukraine. At the same time, Ukraine, according to him, is not a “vital” interest of the United States.
A number of key Republican senators criticized such statements and disagreed with DeSantis’ position on the importance of Ukraine for the United States and his wording about Russia’s war against Ukraine.