Lindsey Graham calls for tanks for Ukraine: ‘World order is at stake’

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In Ukraine on Friday, Senator Lindsey Grahm (R-SC) called for more military aid to Ukraine, accusing that “world order is at stake”.

Graham said, “We will continue to ask the American people and Congress to send aid to Ukraine, economic aid and military aid to achieve the goal of driving the Russian invader out of Ukraine.”

Senator Graham, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) met with US officials and Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“To achieve that goal, the Ukrainian army needs tanks. I’m tired of the s*** show surrounding who is going to send tanks and when they are going to send them. Putin is trying to rewrite the map of Europe by force of arms. World order is at stake,” said the South Carolina senator.

“To the Germans: send tanks to Ukraine because they need them. It is in your own national interest that Putin loses in Ukraine. To the Biden administration: send US tanks so that others will follow our lead,” he said.

“If Putin gets away with this, there goes Taiwan. If Putin is successful in Ukraine and not prosecuted under international law, everything we have said since World War II will become a joke. He will continue beyond Ukraine,” Graham continued:

The bipartisan group of senators called for:

  • Designating the Russian paramilitary organization Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization under US law
  • Designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism
  • Assisting the International Criminal Court (ICC) in bringing war crimes charges against Russians alleged to have committed war crimes
  • Continued military and economic aid to Ukraine

Blumenthal said the conflict is in Ukraine today, but “it will be us tomorrow if we don’t stop [Vladimir] Putin now.”

“We should not send US troops to Ukraine, but we should give Ukraine everything we would give our troops if they were fighting on the ground,” the Connecticut senator said.

Breitbart News’ Kristina Wong reported that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the US will support Ukraine “for as long as it takes” after the Biden administration just announced a new multibillion-dollar aid package to the country. This brings military aid to Ukraine to $27.5 billion since early 2021.

The US has provided more than $100 billion since the start of the conflict.

Meanwhile, defense contractors have raked in millions of dollars as the Biden administration continues its endless support for Ukraine.

Sean Moran is a policy reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.