Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stated on Sunday that establishing a no-fly zone over embattled Ukraine would be “World War III.” In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” Rubio claimed that supplying fighter jets to Ukraine while it fights back against Russia’s intrusion is “usually favorable.”
“A no-fly zone equals World War III,” he said. “I believe there are a lot of things we can do to help Ukraine defend itself against both air and missile attacks.” People must comprehend what a no-fly zone is. It is not a rule that everyone must abide by. The decision to shoot down Russian jets heralds the commencement of World War III.” Sen. Marco Rubio said.
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Rubio said that President Joe Biden is correct in refusing to impose an embargo on Russian oil imports, and the United States must generate more American oil while purchasing less “or none at all” of Russia’s oil. “I think that’s something you can build a plan around to phase in quickly,” said Senator Rubio.
“You could cushion that with reserves.” We have more than enough capacity in this country to generate enough oil to compensate for the proportion we purchase from Russia.” the senator added.
The concept that barring Russian oil will raise prices for American customers, according to Rubio, “is an acknowledgment that this monster, this killer, this butcher Vladimir Putin has influence over us.” the senator stated.
“Why would we want someone like him to have the authority to raise petrol costs on Americans?” he questioned. “I believe we have had enough of [U.S. oil].” According to Rubio, the world has entered “the most dangerous phase of this crisis” in Ukraine.” the senator stated
“[Putin] is an authoritarian leader,” he declared. “He doesn’t get much negative news… I believe we have entered the most hazardous phase of this fight. I believe he’ll do catastrophic things once he realizes he can’t achieve the tactical advancements he desires.” he added
“There are times when you reach points like this where there doesn’t seem to be an easy way out,” he said.
“I hope I’m wrong. I hope I wake up tomorrow and there’s been a great negotiation and peace is here and people can get humanitarian aid and the shelling will stop.” he stated.
“That’s what my heart hopes for. What I know about this man and know about Russia and know about his history tells me we have some way to go before we reach that. It’s not going to be a pretty journey to that point. There’s not a lot of good options right now unfortunately.” he said.