Menendez Speaks On Ukrainian Situation
Sep. 01, 2014
(Kiev) -- Senator Bob Menendez calls Russian involvement in Ukraine an invasion. Speaking from Kiev, the New Jersey Democrat told CNN's "State of the Union" Russian President Vladimir Putin has sized up the West and believes it won't defend Ukraine. Menendez says Russian soldiers, not Ukrainian rebels, are creating violence in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, Putin is calling for immediate talks on what he called the "statehood" of southern and eastern Ukraine. Putin said on Sunday that talks should focus onthe political organization of society and statehood in eastern Ukraine.