Our foreign policy on Ukraine is misguided and dangerous

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Eli Lake inadvertently describes what is wrong with our foreign policy in his criticism of President Biden (“Who’s appeasing Putin now?”- Dec. 21).

Lake complains of Democrats’ obsession with discredited theories about President Trump’s activities in Ukraine. Republicans have their own obsessions with Hunter Biden’s involvement in a Ukrainian gas conglomerate. Both parties use Ukraine to score political points, instead of addressing legitimate Russian concerns and our strategic interests.

Russia has a long history with Ukraine dating back to the mid-800s and the Kievan Rus.

Putin would lose support in Russia if his policies failed to reflect that. Kiev, now capital of Ukraine, was capital of Russia when it was sacked by the Golden Horde in 1240.

Former Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev grew up near Donetsk, in the Ukrainian Donbas. Lake criticizes Biden for mixed…

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