(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NEWS NOW: Today, Russia issued an arrest warrant for US Senator Lindsey Graham in response to Graham’s statements concerning the Ukrainian conflict. The Republican Senator from South Carolina responded defiantly, declaring he would treat the warrant as a “Badge of Honor.”
This act of retribution from Russia’s Interior Ministry arrived in the aftermath of Graham’s meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv.
The Senator’s comments during this meeting provoked a substantial uproar in Russia. He seemed to suggest that Russian casualties due to the United States’ financial support were “the best money we’ve ever spent.”
An edited video clip of their Friday encounter, disseminated by Zelenskiy’s office, included Graham’s statement that “the Russians are dying.” He further characterized the American military aid to Ukraine as “the best money we’ve ever spent.” It’s worth noting that these statements were not made consecutively during their discussion, but they were joined together in the edited video segment.
In response, Russia’s Investigative Committee, their principal criminal investigation organization, launched a formal investigation into Graham. However, they did not elaborate on the specific crime he was allegedly implicated in.
Graham did not delay in responding, issuing a defiant tweet on Monday,
“I will wear the arrest warrant issued by Putin’s corrupt and immoral government as a Badge of Honor.” He went on to express pleasure at Putin’s regime’s evident disapproval of his support for Ukraine.
In a provocative gesture towards his Russian adversaries, he declared, “I will submit to jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court if you do. Come and make your best case. See you in The Hague!”
Graham’s controversial remarks ignited fury across Moscow, with its foreign ministry accusing Western media of safeguarding the Senator from the ensuing criticism. The Ministry further suggested that Graham should personally clarify if his words were misinterpreted in the edited footage.
Maria Zakharova, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, requested Graham to publicly explain if the Ukrainian authorities manipulated his words. She insisted that only after such a clarification will it be evident whether the Senator truly believes what was portrayed or if it was a ploy by the Kyiv administration.
For his part, Graham claimed his comments were meant to commend the Ukrainians’ valiant struggle against the Russian incursion, aided by the US. He underscored that he also reminded Zelenskiy “that Ukraine has adopted the American mantra, ‘Live Free or Die.’”
“The United States’ investment in helping to free Ukraine from Russian war criminals has been worthwhile,” the Senator emphasized.
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Finally, here’s an offer to my Russian ‘friends’ who want to arrest and try me for calling out the Putin regime as being war criminals:
I will submit to jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court if you do.
Come and make your best case.
See you in The Hague!
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 29, 2023