PRO-TROOP GROUP: U.S. Should Stand By Ukraine

PRO-TROOP GROUP: U.S. Should Stand By Ukraine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troops organization, joined Senator Ted Cruz in calling for a stronger response from President Obama in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

“President Obama’s weak foreign policy has allowed Russian President Putin to take ever-increasingly bold steps towards expanding Russian hegemony across Eastern Europe, at the expense of their former satellite states.” said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for the group. “Each time Putin takes an aggressive step, President Obama has pulled back and offered no resistance, encouraging yet another, more aggressive move from Putin. Since taking Office, President Obama has tried very hard to play nice with Russia but with their latest aggression against Ukraine, we can see that this policy does not work, so we must change tactics.

“President Obama seems to put more value in cozying up to Russia than defending our allies as he did when he trusted Putin to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and when he was caught on a hot mic telling Russian president Medvedev that he would “have more flexibility after the election.”

“We also can’t forget that recent cuts to our military strength play a part in emboldening Russia to assert her power in the region. Is it any coincidence that just days ago President Obama announced that he would shrink the U.S. military back to pre-WWII levels. Putin can see that Obama is reducing America’s overall military readiness, so Putin is free to do whatever he wants. We learned during the Carter administration that appeasing those with no respect for liberty does nothing but embolden them. We must strengthen our allies and stand by them not offer empty words.

“The lesson here is that we have to put our foot down somewhere or this will never end. When Putin invaded Georgia, the U.S. did nothing to help. When they provided arms to Bashar Assad, we stayed on the sidelines. Now again in Ukraine, Putin is testing Obama and Obama is, predictably, doing nothing. So who is next?” asked Gonzalez. “One way to show that we stand by our allies would be to re-instate the Missile Defense Shield that we had agreed give to Poland and the Czech Republic. This was an agreement made during the Bush Administration, but Obama backed out of it when he took office as part of his effort to “reset” relations with Russia. Giving those missile defense systems back to our allies would be a great way to tell Russia that their aggressive actions will have REAL consequences, not just the empty words offered by Obama.” concluded Gonzalez.

To arrange an interview with MAF spokeswoman Debbie Lee please contact MAF Communications Director, Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926 – 6189 or e-mail

Move America Forward, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, based in Sacramento, supports our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation. To date, they have shipped over 300 tons of care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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