Sen. John McCainJohn McCainGraham: There are 'no good choices left' with North Korea Graham: North Korea shouldn't underestimate Trump Give Trump the silent treatment MORE (R-Ariz.) said President Obama’s lack of understanding of Vladimir Putin was to blame for the United State’s weak response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“This president does not understand Vladimir Putin,” McCain said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “It’s time this administration woke up about Vladimir Putin.”
Putin said military intervention was needed to protect Russian-speaking people living in Ukraine, but McCain said this line of reasoning would also allow Russia to invade other countries such as Poland and Moldova, among many others.
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