Senator Marco Rubio discusses how Russia-Ukraine crisis could impact Americans

Marco Rubio, Florida Senator and Vice-Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, stated that the Biden administration had imposed more sanctions against Russia. However, he said that they won't stop Vladimir Putin from entering Ukraine.

Senator Marco Rubio discusses how Russia-Ukraine crisis could impact Americans

Rubio stated that although I don't think the sanctions will stop them doing what they plan, I believe that if he doesn't have to pay a price for it, he'll do more.

Senator Rubio stated that he believes Putin will seize the whole east of Ukraine, and attempt to overthrow Kyiv.

Rubio stated, "I believe Ukrainians will fight back, but this is going to have an impact on Americans even if it seems really far away."

The gas pump is where Americans will feel the impact of tensions between Russia-Ukraine. The oil prices have risen to $100 per barrel, their highest point since 2014. Rubio also mentioned that grocery stores are another way to get oil prices down.

"Ukraine is a major agricultural producer in the world, fourth in wheat production, fifth in corn. This will lead to higher global food prices that eventually affect us. He said that if someone is cut off from this, they will become our competitors on the global food market.

Rubio stated that the space and neon fuel industries will also be affected.

Although President Biden said that he won't send U.S. troops to fight Russia in Ukraine despite Rubio saying that America must do all it can to ensure peace between these two nuclear power nations.

"We are not the world's policemen. We're not sending troops to Ukraine. But... our top priority is our national interests. What's going on in Ukraine has an impact on our national interest. He said that he had outlined some reasons and added other geopolitical perspectives. "If COVID taught anything to us, it was that something that happens halfway around the globe can reach Main Street America fairly quickly. This is obviously not on that scale, but it is important enough to be concerned about.



 

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