Putin To Target NATO Nations

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(FixThisNation.com) – Former Vice President Mike Pence recently urged members of the House to secure additional funding for Ukraine, warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin could extend his aggression to NATO territories if successful against Kyiv.

Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper, Pence said, “Having met Vladimir Putin, I am convinced that if he were to take over Ukraine, it wouldn’t be long before he entered a NATO country, compelling our troops to engage under Article 5.” Article 5 is the NATO principle that an attack on one member is considered an attack on all, necessitating a collective response.

Amid growing internal divisions, the House faces increased urgency to approve further support for Ukraine. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is steering a series of foreign aid bills that include provisions for Ukraine, Israel, and Indo-Pacific allies, with parts of the package set for votes by the weekend.

However, some conservative members are resisting, arguing that funds should instead be prioritized for security measures along the U.S. southern border.

Pence appealed to his former colleagues, emphasizing the need for the U.S. to assert its global leadership role. “This is a moment for America to stand tall, to send a strong message not only to Russia and Vladimir Putin but also to reaffirm our commitment to Israel, support Taiwan, and signal to Tehran and Beijing that America stands resolute in its defense of freedom,” he stated.

He also commended Speaker Johnson for his determination to advance this foreign aid agenda despite facing opposition from some factions within his party.

Last June, Pence, who was exploring a presidential run, visited Ukraine and met with President Volodymyr Zelensky, demonstrating his ongoing support for the country. This stance marks a clear departure from that of his former boss and potential 2024 GOP nominee, former President Trump, who has claimed he could end the Ukraine conflict within a day if re-elected.

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