Russia Puts Out Arrest Warrant For Senator Lindsey Graham Over Comment ‘Celebrating Russians Dying’


by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Russia issued an arrest warrant for Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday over his comments praising US aid to Ukraine as “the best money we’ve ever spent” and celebrating that “Russians are dying.”

Graham said he will wear the arrest warrant as a “Badge of Honor” in a statement on Twitter but also told Reuters on Monday that his comments were taken out of context by Ukraine.


From Reuters, “Dismissing Russian criticism, U.S. Senator Graham praises Ukrainian resistance”:

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham disputed Russian criticism of his support for Ukraine on Sunday, saying he had simply praised the spirit of Ukrainians in resisting a Russian invasion with assistance provided by Washington.

Graham, shown in a video clip of his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv on Friday, acknowledged his host’s praise for military assistance valued at $38 billion since the outset of the conflict in February 2022.

He described the help as “the best money we’ve ever spent”.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denounced Graham, suggesting his comment on U.S. financial assistance was linked to a later remark that Russians “are dying” in the conflict.

But the release by the Ukrainian president’s office of Graham’s complete remarks showed there was no such link.

Graham said he was visiting on the 457th day of a war that Russia had assumed would be completed within three days and Graham said Ukrainians resisting the invasion reminded him of “our better selves in America. There was a time in America that we were this way, fighting to the last person, we were going to be free or die.”

“Now you are free,” Zelenskiy responded in the encounter. “And we will be.”

Graham replied: “And the Russians are dying.”

Here’s the video as originally released by Ukraine…

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