In the early part of 2014 Russia annexed Crimea, a region owned by and within the country of Ukraine.
Russia sent troops into the region making it look like a military invasion into the sovereign nation of Ukraine.
Barack Obama did little to nothing about Russia’s actions, except to bow to every whim of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This month, a Russian navy ship rammed a Ukrainian ship that was trying to reach port in the Ukraine in what is supposed to international water.
However, Russia is claiming that water as their own, just like China is claiming the South China Sea as theirs.
In response to Russia’s actions, President Donald Trump cancelled a meeting with Putin that was scheduled to take place during this weekend’s G 20 Summit.
Fox News – Trump cancels meeting at G20 with Putin over Ukraine tensions – President Trump announced he is nixing a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina on Saturday, in the wake of the seizure of Ukrainian ships and crews in the Black Sea by Russia.
“Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin,” he tweeted Thursday.
“I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!” he added.
Trump had told The Washington Post Tuesday that he may not meet with Putin in Buenos Aires after Russian forces fired on Ukrainian naval vessels and seized their crews as they were sailing through the Kerch Strait, near Crimea…
The mainstream media blasted Trump earlier for meeting with Putin after another incident and chances are, they will blast him now for not meeting with Putin.
The question many are asking is what can the United States other than place more and stricter sanctions of Russia?
Obama weakened our military so drastically, that Russia knows we are not in a position to take any worthwhile military action on behalf of the Ukraine.
Besides, many conservative Americans are tired of the US trying to be the world police.
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