Ron Fox, a former White Home advance planner, says he is frightened about Ukraine after Russia invaded Thursday.
(Winston Armani, KSL-TV)
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SALT LAKE CITY – When Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, the White Home despatched a delegation to Ukraine to guarantee our ally of U.S. assist. A Utah man organized and attended that vice presidential delegation. Now, he is very frightened in regards to the Ukrainian individuals because the Russian invasion intensifies.
“It was merely to reassure our allies that we had been going to proceed to be their allies,” stated Ron Fox, a former White Home advance planner.
He served that position for six presidents and went to Ukraine in 2008 as a part of a delegation with then-Vice President Dick Cheney. As an advance planner for the White Home, he took care of crucial particulars prematurely of the arrival of the president or vp.
“They’re a pleasant, good, hard-working individuals who had damaged away from communist rule,” Fox stated, describing the Ukrainian individuals.
The Ukrainians need their nation to thrive and prosper, free from oppression, simply in addition to their neighbors in Western Europe. Fox did the advance planning for that delegation and was in Ukraine for two 1/2 weeks.
“We had been there to guarantee them that if an assault did come towards their nation, because it had simply occurred in Georgia just some weeks earlier than, that we’d be there for them,” he stated.
Now, practically 14 years later, he stated what we’re seeing from Russian President Vladimir Putin is correct out of Adolf Hitler’s playbook previous to World Battle II: invading a neighboring nation underneath the guise of repatriating its individuals.
“The individuals of Ukraine are in deep trouble,” he stated. “Their complete lifestyle is altering. Their complete security issue, whether or not or not they will survive the bodily assaults. Then will come the uncertainty of, have they got jobs? It isn’t like something that we will bear in mind.”
He stated it is a terrifying day for the individuals of Ukraine as they attempt to reside their lives.
“Their largest hazard is simply to remain out of hurt’s manner as a result of they’re firing actual bullets, and sending actual rockets and actual tanks,” Fox stated.
Meals, drugs, and different crucial provides could shortly be unavailable as provides are inevitably reduce off by the invasion.
“Issues are going to cease. Persons are going to be rallying round their households, and making an attempt to guard their family members, and their prolonged households all through their nation as a result of he’s now attacking Ukraine from all sides.”
Fox is watching developments carefully, very involved in regards to the aggressive invasion.