Moscow – Regarding the fighting in Ukraine, Sen. Russia’s Interior Ministry issued an arrest warrant on Monday after Lindsay Graham, RSC, made the comments.
In an edited video of his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, released by Zelensky’s office, Graham said “the Russians are dying” and described US military aid to the country as “the best money we’ve ever spent.”
Although Graham appeared to comment on different parts of the conversation, a short video from Ukraine’s president’s office put them next to each other, sparking outrage in Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, commented on Sunday that “it is hard to imagine a greater shame for the country than having such senators.”
The country’s top criminal investigation agency, the Investigative Committee, has moved to initiate a criminal investigation against Graham, and the Home Office has issued a warrant for his arrest.
Graham was one of more than 200 members of the US Congress barred by Moscow from entering Russia last year.
Graham commented “It makes me very happy to know that my commitment to Ukraine has drawn the ire of Putin’s regime,” he said on Twitter.
“I will continue to stand for Ukraine’s freedom until every Russian soldier is expelled from Ukrainian territory,” he tweeted. “I wear an arrest warrant issued by Putin’s corrupt and immoral government as a badge of honor.”