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Murrett Quoted in Newsweek Article on US Providing Aid to Ukraine

January 9, 2023


Robert B. Murrett

Robert B. Murrett

Opinion from the Republican Party may be divided about the extent of U.S. military aid for Ukraine, but Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion could have turned out quite differently if it were not for American support. 

"If the U.S. had not worked with our allies and provided substantial military, economic and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, we would be facing a wide range of strategic threats in Europe and elsewhere," says Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. "Russia likely would have overrun much of Ukraine and probably Moldova, and would be threatening Poland, the Baltic States and Georgia," he says.

Read more in the Newsweek article, "What if Ukraine Didn't Receive Any Aid From the U.S.? An Alternate History."

Murrett also spoke to Newsweek about Zelensky's visit to the U.S. in December. "President Zelensky's visit is well-timed, coming on the heels of continued resistance by the Ukrainian forces, and as the U.S. Congress is nearing approval of an omnibus budget package that will include another $27 billion in support for Ukraine," says Murrett. 

"The symbolism of this visit, as the first time that Zelensky has traveled outside Ukraine since the Russian invasion, also underscores the sustained and vital bond between the United States and Ukraine," he says.

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