Lindsey Graham just got a major target put on his back following a trip to Ukraine

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The war in Ukraine has been raging for over a year and there seems to be no end in sight.

Much to the chagrin of Russia, some American lawmakers are making regular visits to the war-torn region.

But Lindsey Graham just got a major target put on his back following a trip to Ukraine.

Lindsey Graham glorifies the “magic on the battlefield” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham just finished up a visit to Ukraine ahead of Memorial Day weekend. While he was there, he met with Zelensky and other top officials to discuss the progress being made in the war. 

Following his visit, he took to Twitter to say that he just “just finished a great visit” with the Ukrainian President and defense officials. Graham added that he has “never been more optimistic about the ability of the Ukrainians to go on the offensive and take back their territory from the Russians.”

He said that the Ukrainians are “fighting for not only Ukraine’s freedom, but for the idea of freedom itself,” before adding that “while there are no magic weapons, the right weapons in the hands of determined Ukrainian people create magic on the battlefield.”

While he was visiting Ukraine, Graham made a statement that infuriated the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Graham angers the Russians by celebrating “the best money we’ve ever spent”

In a meeting with Zelensky, Graham was gleeful about the prospect of giving the Ukrainian government even more money and weapons. He said that the billions of dollars that have been provided are “the best money we’ve ever spent” because “Russians are dying.”

The comments were directly condemned by Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov. He said “it’s hard to imagine a greater shame for a country than having such Senators” who publicly brag about death and destruction. 

Now Graham is under investigation by Russia’s Investigative Committee and an arrest warrant for him has been issued. There were also calls by Russian state media to “assassinate” the Senator, who claimed to know where he lives.

Following the announcement of the arrest warrant, Graham doubled down on his comments.

Graham said he will “submit” to the ICC provided that the Russians do the same

Graham was not shaken by the target on his back. He said that it was a “badge of honor” and added that it would not stop him from supporting Ukraine. He said it brings him “immense joy” knowing that his “commitment to Ukraine has drawn the ire of Putin’s regime.”

Graham vowed to “continue to stand with and for Ukraine’s freedom until every Russian soldier is expelled from Ukrainian territory.” He challenged the arrest warrant and asserted that the Russians were the ones who should fear the international criminal courts.

He then issued an overt threat to Putin and the Russian Ministry of Defense. “Finally, here’s my offer to my Russian ‘friends’ who want to arrest and try me for calling out the Putin regime as being war criminals: I will submit to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court if you do,” Graham said.

He said Putin should “come and make your best case,” before adding that I’ll “see you in The Hague!”

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