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House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Russian aggression

House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries on Russian aggression House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (photo:

House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries emphasized the importance of continued US support for Ukraine, which is resisting Russian military aggression. Such aid from Washington is crucial, particularly in preventing the escalation of the war, according to CBS News.

In this context, the American politician expressed the opinion that if the Kremlin succeeds in its aggressive military campaign in Ukraine, Washington may likely have to intervene in the conflict, potentially in a military capacity.

"We can't let Ukraine fall because if it does, then there's a significant likelihood that America will have to get into the conflict — not simply with our money, but with our servicewomen and our servicemen," Jeffries said in an interview on 60 Minutes.

The congressman explained that, in his view, Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to seize more territories of other countries in an attempt to recreate the Soviet Union. The Kremlin leader will continue to threaten NATO allies in this aggression.

Jeffries noted that Putin's invasion of neighboring Georgia did not stop there, nor did his seizure of territories in Ukraine in Crimea and the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in 2014.

"Are we to believe that in the face of this kind of consistent aggression that if we allow Vladimir Putin to succeed in Ukraine that he's only going to stop in Ukraine? Of course not," the congressman emphasized.

Discussions on the possibility of sending Western troops to Ukraine

In late February, French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned the possibility of Western troops being deployed to Ukraine in the future.

Macron also added that, in his opinion, the main problem is that there is currently no consensus on this issue with other states. Later, Macron explained that he was not referring to the immediate dispatch of troops for combat operations.

Some NATO countries have stated that they are ready to consider such a possibility, including Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Canada. However, most countries did not support Macron's initiative.

Recently, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Radoslaw Sikorski was intrigued by a statement regarding the dispatch of troops to Ukraine.