Biden’s Ukraine visit will be key to deterring Putin’s invasion: Rep. Mike Lawler

President Joe Biden’s secret visit to Ukraine on Feb. 20 left an important message for Russia and its ally China: Congressman Michael Lawler (RN.Y.).

“I think it is very important that Vladimir Putin does not succeed in this mission. Told.

“I am sure that if he succeeds in Ukraine, he will go to Moldova and other satellite countries of the former Soviet Union.”

Lawler said the visit was important as the one-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine is approaching and it is important to continue to show Putin that there is a united opposition to any aggression against Ukraine and its violation of its sovereignty. Stated.

“Therefore, let us speak in unison that the United States and our allies around the world will continue to oppose Russia and provide Ukraine with the necessary military and financial support to win this war. is important,” Lawler said. Host, Steve Lance.

Putin did not directly respond to Biden’s visit. But at a state-run event on Wednesday, he announced that Russia would withdraw from the new START treaty with the United States, suggesting Russia would build up its nuclear arsenal.

“I am obliged to announce today that Russia will suspend its participation in the Strategic Offensive Weapons Treaty,” Putin said in an address to the nation on Defender of the Fatherland Day.

The START Treaty was signed between President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010 and was the last intact nuclear arms control deal with the United States. Both countries were limited to 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers.

“I think this is just another example of the irrational behavior we have seen from President Putin over the past year. I think we need to remain firm and resolute in our dealings,” Lawler said.

He stressed that the US should increase its military aid to Ukraine so that it can win the war quickly. “Really ensure that Vladimir Putin’s defeat will last forever.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with China’s Central Foreign Affairs Commission head Wang Yi at the Moscow Kremlin on February 22, 2023. (Anton Novoderezhkin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

Russo-Chinese alliance

Lawler said the outcome of the Ukraine crisis would have a direct impact on communist China, which he described as America’s “biggest geopolitical enemy.”

“If Russia succeeds here, what will President Xi do to Taiwan!” Lawler said.

Nearly a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Chinese regime unveiled a 12-point peace plan on Friday.

Entitled “China’s Position on the Political Solution to the Ukraine Crisis,” it calls, among other things, to abandon what the CCP called the “Cold War mentality.”

Lawler is of the opinion that the Chinese Communist Party “has been in collusion with Russia for a long time” and is formulating a new “axis of evil” with Iran and North Korea.

“We need to ensure that the actions we are taking continue to put the United States in a strong position economically, militarily and national security. It would undermine ideology and freedom,” Lawler said.