US Senators Visit Troops on Front Line in Eastern Ukraine

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 201711 views
Published: January 13, 2017

While on a trip to Ukraine on December 30, <span class="caps">GOP</span> Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar <a href="http://www.rferl.org/a/mccain-ukraine-russia-sanctions-graham-klobuchar/28206263.html" target="_blank">denounced</a> the alleged Russian hacking of Democratic Party email accounts in the run-up to the US presidential election.

Speaking to the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Ukraine, the senators called for tougher sanctions against Russia in response to the allegations.

The senators traveled with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Shyrokyne, a Baltic sea village in Donetsk Oblast, south of Russian-backed, separatist-held Donetsk, for a photo opportunity with Ukrainian soldiers.

Both <span class="caps">GOP</span> senators <a href="https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/814611944313384960" target="_blank">have said</a> they will work to impose even stronger sanctions against Russia, in contrast to President-elect Trump, who has said the US should <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/29/obama-orders-sanctions-against-russia-expels-operatives-in-response-to-hacking.html" target="_blank">‘move on’</a> from the issue.

McCain and Graham were both vocal critics of Trump during the campaign, although McCain supported Trump until <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/mccain-trump-229380" target="_blank">early October reports</a> showed that Trump had made comments in which he <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-recorded-having-extremely-lewd-conversation-about-women-in-2005/2016/10/07/3b9ce776-8cb4-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html?utm_term=.244c6e126626" target="_blank">boasted</a> about sexually assaulting women.

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