Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis opposed Ukraine’s membership in NATO, saying it was not in the security interests of the United States.
Direct speech Desantis: “I don’t think NATO membership is in our best interest. All it does is more obligations for us. So if we add more obligations, what benefits do we get in return?”
Details: DeSantis also reiterated in the episode that he does not believe the US should give a “blank check” to Ukraine unless it uses leverage to end the conflict .
The podcast episode featuring DeSantis’ interview was released on September 23, two days after US President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the US.
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