Rand Paul: Putin Has Made a Mistake

Rand Paul: Putin Has Made a Mistake

(NewsBroadcast.com) – When Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to begin his war in Ukraine, he had the assurances of his Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that the path to victory would be quick with the Ukrainian military quickly folding in the face of the Kremlin’s overwhelming might. However, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and others say they made a major mistake.

Sen. Paul wrote that “history will remember this aggression, not as genius, but as folly” in an op-ed published on March 7 by The National Interest. He elaborated on that sentiment in an interview with One America News (OAN) on March 18.

Sen. Paul told OAN host John Hines that Putin “miscalculated” the resistance of the Ukrainian people, that “he thought [the war] would be a walk in the park, that [Russian forces] would just waltz in like they did in Crimea and [would meet] little resistance.” Paul also said “it is hard not to respect [President Volodymyr Zelinskyy’s] resolve and the resistance of the Ukrainian people.”

And, without a shadow of a doubt, the Ukrainian Armed Forces and citizens under the leadership of actor turned President Volodymyr Zelinskyy have been remarkably resilient.

The images coming out of cities like Kyiv and Mariupol where the invading forces have taken to bombarding civilian targets including apartment buildings, hospitals, and movie theaters are heart-wrenching. But, the will of the people shows no signs of bending.

What do you think? Did Putin miscalculate the will of the Ukrainian people?

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