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@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Do you believe Ukraine is now fighting for its survival against an invasion of Russian soldiers with thousands of casualties?
It’s nothing like that.
#ObamaBiden denied all military aid to #Poroshenko fearing that lethal aid would provoke Moscow.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/… #JoeBiden
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Any time you hear the #BidenProtectionMedia wailing that #tRump denied (delayed) U.S. military aid to fight off Russia’s proxy mercenaries (not Russian soldiers) remember #Biden’s impotence when #Poroshenko begged for military aid.
wsj.com/articles/ukrai… #FlamingHypocrites #DNC
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump #Biden told #Obama he wanted to take on containing the #IslamicState, curbing #immigration from Central America, & keeping Russia from devouring #Ukraine.
Ironically, Joe did none of that, but #tRump has, without starting any new futile wars.
msn.com/g00/en-us/news… #SquidProJoe
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump #Ukraine has the second-largest standing land army in Europe in terms of manpower. Today, after more than five years of war, Ukraine remains one of the world’s top weapons-exporting nations and is able to meet many of its own defense supply needs.
dailysignal.com/2019/09/26/how…
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump “Ukraine is indeed a major arms manufacturing nation — but we need U.S. military help,”
“...our military in the #Donbas faces an enemy that enjoys considerable superiority in many aspects of modern warfare, starting from the use of drones, to radio-electronic jamming systems.”
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump According to the Pentagon, U.S. military aid is tied to Ukraine achieving certain reform benchmarks.
“made possible by Ukraine’s continued progress on adoption of key defense institutional reforms to align Ukraine’s national security architecture with Euro-Atlantic principles”
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump In 2014, Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula after a hybrid warfare invasion. Russia subsequently launched a proxy war in Ukraine’s eastern #Donbas region.
After more than five years of constant combat, Ukrainian troops remain engaged in a static, trench warfare conflict.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump A Feb. 2015 cease-fire, Minsk II, failed to stop the fighting.
Today, the war is mostly fought using indirect fire weapons like artillery, rockets, & mortars.
Snipers also engage targets across no man’s land, where the two sides are so close they can shout insults to one another.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s national military industrial conglomerate, produces a wide gamut of weapons systems for the country’s armed forces, including armored personnel carriers, anti-aircraft systems, and fighter aircraft upgrades.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump In 2018, Ukroboronprom supplied 2,500 “state of the art high-precision missile systems” including anti-tank missiles.
Last year, Ukraine developed a high-precision, 152 mm artillery projectile with accuracy of “several centimeters” at a distance of about 12.4 miles.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump This is the main reason #Putin is "up in arms" & trying to minimize #Ukraine's military development.
Ukraine recently announced the development of a new arsenal of intermediate-range missiles capable of striking deep into Russia from launch sites within Ukrainian territory.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump #Ukraine ranked 12th among the world’s top 25 major military arms-exporting nations from 2014 to 2018.
China is the top purchaser of Ukrainian military arms, according to SIPRI data.
The lion’s share was and is excess Soviet equipment.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Hundreds of millions in U.S. military aid helps Ukraine sell weapons to China!
#Ukraine suspended military sales to Russia in 2014 in wake of the Kremlin’s invasion & seizure of #Crimea.
Ukraine’s boosted defense trade with #China supplanted its lost defense business with Russia.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Ukraine sells its old weaponry & uses U.S. & E.U. "aid" to buy U.S. weaponry.
Ukraine’s weapons sales abroad do “not affect the rearmament of the Ukrainian army in any way.”
Rather, profit from arms sales helps Ukraine fund purchases of military hardware it cannot build at home.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Since the outset of Russia’s hybrid war in 2014, Ukrainian officials solicited America for lethal weaponry — the #Javelin anti-tank missile in particular.
#Obama never approved the move, due to fears of escalating the conflict by sparking a tit-for-tat arms race with Russia.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump In Dec. 2017, Trump approved a $41.5 million deal for sniper rifles, ammunition, & accessories to Ukraine.
Days later, the Trump administration green-lighted a #Javelin weapons package for Ukraine reportedly worth $47 million, comprising 210 anti-tank missiles & 37 launchers.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump In 2018, Ukraine took possession of the U.S. #Javelins. The anti-tank weapons have not been deployed to the #Donbas battlefield. In fact, Kyiv guaranteed the weapons would remain in storage outside the war zone, and would not be used in the conflict under its current conditions.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Delivery of U.S. anti-tank weaponry has not affected the overall outcome of the war in the #Donbas or given Ukraine the means to repel a full-blown Russian invasion. On the other hand, the #Javelins’ delivery did not spur a Russian military escalation, either, as some had feared.
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump U.S. #Javelins already delivered by Trump in 2018 demonstrated American resolve to support Ukraine’s ongoing defensive military campaign.
“Everybody knows the Javelins are not going to be engaged in combat in #Donbas & that this was rather a symbolic, political move from D.C."
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Why would #tRump have any reservations about giving someone as serious a brown-noser as #Zelensky, hundreds of millions to buy additional #Javelins?
It must be hard to do what Zelensky is doing in this video.

#Whistleblower #YevgenyVindman #VindmanTwins
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump #Ukraine is a top military arms EXPORTING nation.
Hundreds of million$ in U.S. military aid helps Ukraine sell their weaponry to China!
#Trump continually gives military aid to Ukraine to buy U.S. weapons, including #Javelins not used in #Donbas conflict.
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@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump #Ukraine has the second-largest standing land army in Europe in terms of manpower. Today, after more than five years of war, Ukraine remains one of the world’s top weapons-exporting nations and is able to meet many of its own defense supply needs. nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/expl…
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