Ukraine’s Zelenskyy is ‘a tough dude … a real Texan,’ says George W. Bush – POLITICO

KYIV — Former U.S. President George W. Bush reckons Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is so tough, he could be from Texas.

Speaking via video chat during a conference in Kyiv on Friday, Bush said he sees Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as an empire builder, who may not stop at invading Ukraine. As for Zelenskyy, Bush joked: “Well he is a tough dude, he is a real Texan.”

Although Bush was born in Connecticut, he was raised in Texas.

Bush also said it would be harder and harder to persuade Americans that helping Ukraine is in their best interest. “First and foremost, Ukraine needs to tackle corruption. [A] recent reshuffle in the government showed me that Zelenskyy wants to do it,” Bush said.

According to Bush, if Putin is not stopped in Ukraine, the U.S. will have to be involved in helping the likes of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia next.

“The condition in Ukraine matters to the security of the U.S. The U.S. still has to support people like Zelenskyy when they show courage,” Bush said.

Source link:




French prosecutors indict PSG’s Hakimi on rape allegation

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi has been indicted on rape charges, French prosecutors said Friday.The prosecutors office in the Paris...

Basketball Pickups: That's T.J. McConnell's music

McConnell had one of the best games of his career on Saturday, benefitting from the absence of star point guard Tyrese Haliburton. Source link:...

Sidney Moncrief on his epic fight with Danny Ainge in the 1987 East semis

If all you knew was the mild-mannered Danny Ainge of today, you might be surprised to learn how much of a fighter the...

Lakers give Warriors first playoff series loss to conference opponent

Lakers give Dubs first playoff series loss to conference foe originally appeared on NBC Sports BayareaSteve Kerr and the Warriors' core of Steph...