Marjorie Taylor
Green, the firebrand Republican representative from Georgia, said Sunday that American
tax dollars sent as aid to Ukraine may end up funding “Nazi militias”. Green’s
comment comes after United States President Joe Biden signed $13.6 billion deal
into law to support Ukraine’s war effort against Russian aggression. The deal
is intended to provide economic, military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

The 47-year-old
Republican tweeted: “I do not support: Putin & his murderous war in
Ukraine. Zelensky & Nazi militias in his corrupt country. Neocons, Neolibs,
or the Uniparty foreign policies that have spent trillions in senseless foreign
wars. I support the American People only and call for all of this to end.”

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“Torture and abuse
of Ukrainian people, including women and children. I’m strongly opposed to
Putin’s invasion & Russian’s war in Ukraine and I’m strongly opposed to
this. The US must demand Zelensky stop his military from torturing his own
people,” the Republican representative said.

Greene, a controversial figure often associated with the American far-right, said one should not spend billions of hard-earned American dollars to provide lethal aid to be given “to possible Nazi militias” that are torturing innocent people, especially women and children. 

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“It’s not Pro-Putin to be against this. It’s Pro-torture & evil to stay silent/censor it.”

The $13.6 billion deal encompasses two counts. Nearly half, $6.5 million, will go to the Department of Defense which will send weapons to Ukraine and more American troops in the region. The United States has stationed troops across Europe, but placing them in Ukraine is not a possibility because Ukraine is not a member of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). 

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The bill has $4 billion earmarked for humanitarian aid, including emergency food and medical supplies as well as to help refugees flee the country. Further, $1.8 billion is meant to provide financial support, including energy and cyber security problems.