Ukraine Invites DeSantis To Visit After ‘Territorial Dispute’ Comments

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to guests at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting on November 19, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The meeting comes on the heels of former President Donald Trump becoming the first candidate to declare his intention to seek the GOP nomination in the 2024 presidential race. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ukraine’s foreign ministry invited Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), widely presumed to be gearing up for a 2024 White House bid, to visit the former Soviet Union nation following comments he made in which he referred to Russia’s invasion of the country as a “territorial dispute.”

“We are sure that as a former military officer deployed to a combat zone, Governor @RonDeSantisFL knows the difference between a ‘dispute’ and war. We invite him to visit Ukraine to get a deeper understanding of Russia’s full-scale invasion and the threats it poses to US interests,” Oleg Nikolenko, a spokesman for the Ukrainian foreign ministry, said in a post on Tuesday, quote-tweeting an article regarding DeSantis’s comments.

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