September 30, 2022

Adam Kinzinger calls for no-fly zone, tantamount to war declaration on Russia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine requires an international response. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is urging the U.S. and NATO to push back against President Vladimir Putin and his warmongering.

Kinzinger urged the imposition of a no-fly zone over Ukraine to be “enforced by NATO and the United States” in response to Russian aggression, Breitbart reported. The Illinois Republican made these remarks on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Friday.

“The Ukrainian people are fighting much harder than I think Putin expected,” Kinzinger told the host Wolf Blitzer. “But they will be outmatched and outgunned ultimately by somebody that is very willing to lose his own troops, and he doesn’t care, Vladimir Putin,” he added.

“I think this is time where we need to, at the invitation of Ukraine, declare Ukraine a no-fly zone enforced by NATO and the United States,” Kinzinger urged. “We certainly have the capability to do that. The air space is still contested by the Ukrainians. We can shut down Russian air operations, even if we don’t directly engage Russian troops on the ground,” he said.

Kinzinger called Putin “dangerous” noting he’s already “threatened the use of nuclear weapons” against adversaries. “And he only stops when his bayonet hits a brick wall. The United States and NATO must be that brick wall tonight,” he said.

“I would love to see us declare at the invitation of Ukraine that Ukraine is a no-fly zone, and we will enforce that,” Kinzinger continued. “I’ve got to tell you, for anybody that thinks that somehow we’re going to be equally matched with Russia, NATO, and the United States would crush Russia in the air in a second,” he pointed out.

“We have to remember how good we are at that. That can be the thing that can give the Ukrainians a fighting ability to prevent the occupation of Kyiv, but they won’t go quietly into the night,” Kinzinger speculated.

Something has to be done about Putin, but so far, the best President Joe Biden will do is to impose economic sanctions. It’s unclear whether anything short of a military solution will stop Putin.

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