“I consider it unfortunate that the occasion of my first appearance is one in which I must condemn the aggressive actions of Russia,” Haley said.
“It is unfortunate because it is a replay of too many instances over many years in which United States representatives have had to do that.”
She singled out Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
The remarks may help silence critics of President Trump who have feared he’s too in sync with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“This escalation of violence must stop,” Haley warned.
“The United States stands with the people of Ukraine who have suffered for nearly three years under Russian occupation and military intervention,” she added.
Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina, was confirmed by the Senate Jan. 26.
SOURCE: Daniel Halper
New York Post