Jan 22 2023

Graham Statement Following Trip To Ukraine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement following his trip to Ukraine.

“I had an incredible trip to Ukraine, meeting with President Zelensky and his team. I am amazed by the determination and capabilities of the Ukrainian military and people to defend their homeland.

“The debacle regarding sending tanks to Ukraine must end. It is impossible for Ukraine to expel Russia without tanks. I am hoping Germany and the United States will both send tanks ASAP opening up other countries’ desire to help Ukraine.

“The tanks are outcome determinative in expelling Russia from Ukraine.

“The Munich Security Conference which is the premier national security event of the world is being held in mid-February. It would be unbelievably embarrassing to have a meeting of the free world in Munich while Ukraine’s military needs haven’t been met.

“All the rhetoric coming out of the Munich Security Conference for decades would ring hollow if the United States, Germany and others do not supply tanks to Ukraine to counter the coming Russian offensive and expel Russia from Ukraine.”