Corker Calls US Policy on Ukraine ‘Feckless’

Corker Calls US Policy on Ukraine ‘Feckless’

WASHINGTON — A senior GOP senator calls the White House’s Ukraine policy “feckless” as a State Department official says Moscow is sending more heavy weapons across the border.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., used that description of the Obama administration’s reaction to the Moscow-backed rebellion during a Tuesday hearing.

“Pretty evident that we’re not going to do much” beyond “statements,” Corker said after listening to testimony from four Obama administration officials.

A senior German official said the Obama administration has quietly let European allies know the US is unlikely to provide any new kinds of military aid to Ukraine, according to Corker.

The chairman said the US agreed to defend Ukraine when it gave up its nuclear weapons in the 1990s. He then, clearly frustrated, proclaimed the Obama administration’s actions to do so “feckless.”

While asking them to clearly explain the administration’s policy on giving Ukraine defensive weapons, Committee Ranking Member Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., told them “I don’t get it.”

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