They’ll try, no doubt, but the media will have a hard time spinning this latest Trump win.
It’s no secret that there is animosity between the countries of Russia and Ukraine. This time, Trump is releasing $200 million to Ukraine for new security assistance. This should certainly help beef things up around there. This is a huge move against Russia.
One of the latest major incursions between the two countries happened early 2014 when Russia made several incursions into Ukrainian territory. During this time the area in question, Crimea, allegedly voted to join the Russian Federation.
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A new move by the Trump administration is likely to upset Moscow and will be difficult for the media to spin as being friendly toward Putin as the Pentagon has reportedly sent more money to arm Ukraine.
“In a move likely to irk Moscow, the Pentagon has released $200M in new security assistance to Ukraine days after the Trump-Putin meeting, according to US & Ukrainian officials,” CNN reporter Ryan Browne tweeted. “The funds will go toward counter-artillery radars, vehicles, night vision, comms, & medical equipment.”
In a move likely to irk Moscow, the Pentagon has released $200M in new security assistance to Ukraine days after the Trump-Putin meeting, according to US & Ukrainian officials. The funds will go toward counter-artillery radars, vehicles, night vision, comms, & medical equipment
— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) July 20, 2018
The Trump administration last December approved the sale of “lethal arms to Ukraine’s government as the country battles pro-Russian separatists in its eastern provinces,” The Hill reported at the time.
“When you actually look at the substance of what this administration has done, not the rhetoric but the substance, this administration has been much tougher on Russia than any in the post-Cold War era,” said Daniel Vajdich, senior fellow at the Atlantic……
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