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Former Vice President Mike Pence met on Thursday with Ukrainian refugees flooding into Poland as they escaped Russia’s army assault of their nation.
Pence, who has condemned Russian chief Vladimir Putin’s lethal invasion, was in Ukraine alongside its border with Poland. The previous vp was within the Japanese European nation on the identical day that his successor, Vice President Kamala Harris, was in Poland showcasing U.S. help for its NATO allies.
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“The impact of the Russian invasion on these families is heartbreaking and the need for support is great,” Pence emphasized in a tweet.
Pence was accompanied by his spouse, former second girl Karen Pence. The 2 traveled to the area with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian group. They had been joined by the group’s vp of operations, Edward Graham, who’s the son of the group’s president, the nationally identified evangelical pastor Franklin Graham.
“We encourage everyone to pray and contribute to @SamaritansPurse and other relief organizations today,” Pence tweeted. “Let’s stand together as one with the people of Ukraine.”
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The previous vp defined that they had been there “to meet with Ukrainian women and children seeking refuge from war. 2.4 million refugees have already fled Ukraine and nearly 400,000 have already come through the Korczowa border crossing.”
Pence, who’s mulling a 2024 GOP presidential nomination run, is on an abroad journey that additionally took him to Israel on Wednesday.
The previous vp final week made headlines relating to the Russia-Ukraine battle, when he advised a Republican Nationwide Committee gathering of prime donors that “there is no room in this party for apologists for Putin. There is only room for champions of freedom.”
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A Republican supply within the room at Friday night time’s look by Pence in New Orleans, Louisiana, advised Day by day Submit that the road obtained applause from the viewers on the occasion, which was closed to press.
Pence didn’t check with former President Donald Trump by identify in his feedback, however his concentrating on of these within the GOP who haven’t totally condemned Putin follows remarks made final month by Pence’s former boss describing Putin’s “genius” and “savvy” in launching the assault.
At a speech two weeks in the past on the Conservative Political Motion Convention in Orlando, Florida, Trump re-emphasized his stance towards the Russian chief, telling the group that Putin was “smart.”
However Trump has additionally argued that he was “tough” on Putin throughout his 4 years within the White Home and has repeatedly claimed that Russia wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if he had been nonetheless president. In latest days the previous president’s additionally described the horrific footage of Russian assaults on Ukrainian civilians as a “holocaust.”