Tensions between the US and Russia have been seesawing over the course of the last few years, thanks in no small part to the leftist glut of anti-Putin sentiment being displayed in America.
As one of his final, parting shots at Vladimir Putin, former US President Barack Obama dismissed a number of Russian diplomats from their posts in Washington DC, claiming that the Kremlin’s attempts to interfere with our 2016 election were the impetus.
Of course, at this time, there was little to no evidence of such action to speak of, leading many Americans to believe that Obama was simply setting another trap for incoming President Donald Trump to step into.
Now, amidst an ongoing investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Russian military has made bold moves in the Ukraine, snatching up a number of vessels and creating a blockade in a strategic maritime passage.
This has UN Ambassador Nikki Haley livid.
Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels near Crimea is an “outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory,” says U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, calling it “another reckless Russian escalation” in a deadly and years-long conflict.
“In the name of international peace and security, Russia must immediately cease its unlawful conduct and respect the navigational rights and freedoms of all states,” Haley said, speaking at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council late Monday morning.Advertisement - story continues below
Haley said she was speaking for “the highest level at the American government,” after consulting with President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
President Donald Trump on Monday was reticent to condemn the Russian action, preferring instead to exercise patience in gathering the facts.