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Rand Paul and Blinken spar over Putin invading countries that ‘were part of Russia’

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Sen. Rand Paul got flak for his comments on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paul pointed out that Russia's attacks, in the recent past, have been on countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. His comments came during a congressional hearing with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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The Independent

Blinken tells Rand Paul that Russia has no right to invade ex-Soviet countries in tense exchange

Secretary of State was giving testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

'Ridiculous': Rand Paul's comments on Russia's invasion of Ukraine blasted as echoing Putin's propaganda

The Kentucky senator's comments came during an exchange on Capitol Hill with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

2 months ago·United States
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CNN

Paul argues US should not have backed Ukraine's NATO aspirations

Secretary of State Antony Blinken forcefully pushed back Tuesday when Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pointed out that Ukraine and Georgia were once part of the Soviet Union as Paul appeared to raise Moscow's alleged rationale about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

2 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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The Washington Post

Rand Paul suggests NATO expansion provoked Russia

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on April 26 said while there was no “justification” for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there were “reasons” for the invasion.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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The Hill

Rand Paul and Blinken spar over Putin invading countries that ‘were part of Russia’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pushed Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday over the risks of expanding the NATO military alliance, saying that Russia has in recent decades invaded countries that &#…

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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KVIA

Rand Paul argues US should not have backed Ukraine's NATO aspirations, citing Russia's stated reasoning behind invasion

By Kylie Atwood and Jennifer Hansler, CNNSecretary of State Antony Blinken forcefully pushed back Tuesday when Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pointed out that Ukraine and Georgia were once part of the Soviet Union as Paul appeared to raise Moscow’s alleged rationale about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.“I firmly disagree with that proposition,” Blinken said during a congressional hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in …

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