'Russia cannot lose Ukraine', existential to them: Robert F Kennedy Jr
RFK Jr. says Russia has "an artillery advantage" as it has been "building up forces" while the US cannot afford to replace the arms lost in the war.
Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Jr. revealed in an interview with All-In Podcast that "Russians cannot lose in Ukraine, as this is existential to them."
He added: "We are being told they are losing, but they cannot afford to lose." According to RFK Jr., Russia has "an artillery advantage" as it has been "building up forces" while the US cannot afford to replace the arms lost in the war - the seemingly unlimited amount to Ukraine.
He said that the Biden administration, which has been prolonging the war, has been showing "absolute intransigence" to the many chances given to end the war. adding that he believes this comes as a result of the US "mission to maximize casualties, to prolong what is, essentially, a war of attrition."
The lawyer-turned-politician sees that the "real story" goes back to 2014, when "the US government and, in particular, the neocons in the White House and elsewhere participated in and supported the overthrow of the democratically-elected government of Ukraine."
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RFK Jr. explained that back then, an "anti-Russian" US-installed government "started enacting a series of laws that turned the Russian populations of the Donbass region into 'second-class' citizens. They illegalized, essentially, their language and culture, and then, ultimately, began killing them."
He pointed out that the Ukraine issue could have been resolved if the Minsk Accords of 2014 had been stuck to, stressing that there is no doubt that the US was actively integrating Ukrainian forces into NATO - a "red line" for Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
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Democratic party is 'a party of war'
In February, Mark Cancian, a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said: "Without US support, and then... the broader European and global support, the Ukrainians would have collapsed".
However, RFK Jr. doesn't think that Ukraine cannot go on fighting without US aid, vowing that if he became president, he would resolve the war. He also described US President Joe Biden as a "go-to-war guy."
A couple of days ago, the Democratic presidential candidate said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky could have avoided going to war with Russia by simply declining to join NATO.
In 2019 actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky ran as the peace candidate winning the Ukrainian presidency with 70% of the vote. As Benjamin Abelow observes in his brilliant book, “How the West Brought War to Ukraine,” Zelensky almost certainly could have avoided the 2022 war with…— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) May 3, 2023
"In 2019 actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky ran as the peace candidate winning the Ukrainian presidency with 70% of the vote. As Benjamin Abelow observes in his brilliant book, 'How the West Brought War to Ukraine,' Zelensky almost certainly could have avoided the 2022 war with Russia simply by uttering five words - 'I will not join NATO'," he tweeted.
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