Canada In the United States, the Ukrainian question divides the Republicans

11:10  28 january  2022
11:10  28 january  2022 Source:   lepoint.fr

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 Ukrainian crisis: Moscow wants Western responses, Blinken expected at Kiev © Ministry of Defense Republic of Belarus / AFP M Oscou claimed Western responses to its demands before new talks on the Ukrainian crisis, on the day before A visit to the Head of American Diplomacy in Ukraine , in the fear of a Russian invasion. The Russia has deployed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian borders, and says a de-escalation goes through guarantees for its security, especially the commitment to never expand NATO.

  Aux Etats-Unis, la question ukrainienne divise les républicains © AFP / Archives

L tensions between Washington and Moscow on the Ukraine revealed a new division in the Republican Party, between a state. -Major VA-T-En-war and pro-democracy and an isolationist base close to Donald Trump which questions: why should the United States intervene?

In recent weeks, the tenors of the American Conservative Party have succeeded each other on the trays and press conference with the same message: President Joe Biden would be too lax in the face of Moscow's force demonstrations, which massaged about 100,000. on the border with Ukraine.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin must be sanctioned in case of invasion, prohibit the start of the controversial northern stream 2 - two threats, however, mentioned by the Democratic administration - pleaded many Republican senators, presenting In Congress a series of texts to support their comments.

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But within the Republican Party, a dissonant voice, influenced by former President Donald Trump, began to be heard.

It accuses the Establishment of Washington to be more concerned about the Ukrainian crisis only by the one who is emerging at the United States border, where a record number of migrants.

"Ukraine is more than 8,000 kilometers. Violent crimes and dangerous drugs, find themselves even in the garden of my constituents," laundered this week on Twitter the very well-elected Paul Gosar, Arizona , one of the states at the border with Mexico.

Even bell in several candidates for mid-term elections:

"This Ukrainian story becomes more and more crazy by hour", launched Wednesday JD Vance, candidate to be senator from Ohio, the One of the most scrutinized races for legislative elections, rising against the idea of ​​"sending our best men die in a war that has nothing to do with this country".

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This split within the Conservative Party is clearly reflected within its base: in a Yahoo News / Yugov survey published this week, 40% of Republicans declared that the United States had no duty to protect the Ukraine, compared to 36% to think the opposite. Where is the bellicose posture of Republicans?

The divisions within the party are fueled by the unpopularity of the endless wars that the United States, Iraq have fought to the Chaotic withdrawal of Afghanistan, consider many experts.

"There is indeed a division within the Republican Party and now an important group of its constituents are anti-interventionists, and potentially pro-russian," says AFP Carly Cooperman, a specialist in American politics.

This pro-Russian feeling was rooted under former President Donald Trump, who had erected his counterpart Vladimir Putin in "highly respected" leader.

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and is found today in the show of the Fox News Tucker Carlson star show, one of the most influential voices of the Conservative media.

"Trump has had a great influence on the birth of these feelings, because it had been generally warmer towards Russia, just like Tucker Carlson, who gave a lot of trouble to defend the pro-Russian position in his show" , "says Carly Cooperman.

At the beginning of the week, the star presenter launched: "Why is it unfair to be on the side of Russia but loyal to be on the side of Ukraine? Both are foreign countries that do not care from the United States . "

sign of its influence, the elected Democratic of the Congress Tom Malinowski said this week receives a growing number of calls from "people who say watching Tucker Carlson and who are upset by the fact that we do not take the party of Russia "

Some of the facilitator remarks have also been rebroadcast and applauded ... by Russian state television.

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Ukraine: a diplomatic meeting in Paris in the presence of Russia to try to lower the voltages .
© Copyright 2022, the Obs of the Russian, Ukrainian, French and German negotiators met this Wednesday, January 26 in Paris to attempt Lower Tensions between Moscow and Kiev in the so-called "Normandy" format, on the back of extreme tension at the Russo-Ukrainian border. The talks ended in the early evening.

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