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Desantis does not want to see Ukraine in NATO

Sep 25, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, one of Donald Trump's rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, has spoken out against Ukraine's membership in NATO.

He said this on the air of The Glenn Beck Program podcast, Bloomberg reports.

The potential Republican presidential candidate expressed his belief that Ukraine's membership in NATO is not in the interests of the United States.


"It's just going to give us more obligations, and if you give us more obligations, what benefits are we going to get in return?" said DeSantis.

The Florida governor also reiterated his opinion that he does not believe the United States should write a "blank check" to Ukraine (i.e., one that can be written to include any amount of money to help Ukraine - Ed.) if Kyiv "does not use leverage to end the conflict."

Desantis's interview was preceded by a meeting in Washington with President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on U.S. lawmakers to continue supporting the Ukrainian military in the fight against the Russian invasion.

Author - Olena Madiak, 25/09/2023

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