• Friday, September 22, 2023


Indian-American presidential hopeful Ramaswamy reveals plan to end Ukraine war: ‘The goal shouldn’t be for Russia to lose’

Ramaswamy said America’s engagements with Ukraine are pushing Russia into “Chinese arms”.

Vivek Ramaswamy (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIAN-AMERICAN presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has come up with a unique plan for ending the ongoing war in Ukraine where Russia launched a military attack in February 2022 suggesting that Russian president Vladimir Putin must exit his military alliance with China to conclude the conflict.

Among his other ideas were to leave parts of the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine with Russia and ensure that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) did not admit Ukraine.

A biotech engineer and son of Indian parents from the southern state of Kerala, the 37-year-old said in a post on X, formerly called Twitter, “I will end the Ukraine War on terms that require Putin to exit his military alliance with China. The goal shouldn’t be for Russia to “lose.” It should be for the U.S. to win.”

Speaking with CNN in an interview, the Republican presidential aspirant who will contest against former president Donald Trump in the primaries starting January, called the military alliance between Russia and China the “single-biggest military” threat to Washington and also said he would visit Moscow after assuming the presidency.

“The Biden administration is so stubbornly attached to the idea of getting Xi Jinping to drop Vladimir Putin. What I think, we need to be doing is get Vladimir Putin to drop Xi Jinping. Just like Nixon went to China in 1972. I think Putin is like the new Mao. I will visit Moscow, and I will pull Russia out of military alliance with China,” he said during the interview.

Ramaswamy, who questioned Tesla chief Elon Musk’s visit to China a few months ago and accused China of using American business leaders and celebrities to advance its agenda, said America’s engagements with Ukraine are pushing Russia into “Chinese arms”.

“The Russia-China military alliance is the single-biggest military threat that we face today. Hypersonic missile capabilities, nuclear capabilities in Russia, far ahead of us and China. And naval capabilities of China ahead of ours. Combined with an economy, that we depend on for modern way of life, those two nations are in a military alliance with one another and no one in either political party is talking about it. Worst of all, our engagements in Ukraine is further driving Russia into China’s arms,” the Indian-American said.

He said his foreign policy would aim to weaken the alliance between Russia and China. He added that he would freeze the current lines of control leaving parts of the Donbas region of Ukraine with Russia and make a further commitment that NATO would not admit Kyiv.

“Our goal should not be for Putin to lose, our goal should be for America to win. That’s what we have forgotten in this country,” he said.

Ramaswamy, who was born in Ohio, is the third Indian-American along with Nikki Haley and Hirsh Vardhan Singh to run for next year’s presidential polls.

Related Stories