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Russia Issues Arrest Warrant for Sen. Lindsey Graham Over Ukraine Remarks

Russia Issues Arrest Warrant for Sen. Lindsey Graham Over Ukraine Remarks

Sen. Graham noted that “the Russians are dying,” and called the U.S. military aid to Kyiv “the best money we’ve ever spent.”

While President Vladimir Putin is wanted in the West for war crimes, Russia has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham following his remarks during his last week’s visit to Ukraine.

On Monday, Russia’s Interior Ministry issued an arrest warrant against the Republican senator over his comments during his meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. In an edited video clip circulating on social media, Sen. Graham acknowledged that “the Russians are dying” and described the U.S. military assistance to Kyiv as “the best money we’ve ever spent.”

The South Carolina senator made light of the arrest warrant issued by Putin’s regime, saying he did not like his “chances of getting a fair trial” in a Kremlin-run court. The Russia probe against him is a “Badge of Honor,” he added.

The Associated Press reported:

Russia’s Interior Ministry on Monday issued an arrest warrant for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham following his comments related to the fighting in Ukraine.

In an edited video of his meeting on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that was released by Zelenskyy’s office, Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, noted that “the Russians are dying” and described the U.S. military assistance to the country as “the best money we’ve ever spent.”

While Graham appeared to have made the remarks in different parts of the conversation, the short video by Ukraine’s presidential office put them next to each other, causing outrage in Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented Sunday by saying that “it’s hard to imagine a greater shame for the country than having such senators.”

The Investigative Committee, the country’s top criminal investigation agency, has moved to open a criminal inquiry against Graham, and the Interior Ministry followed up by issuing a warrant for his arrest as indicated Monday by its official record of wanted criminal suspects. (…)

Graham commented on Twitter, saying that “to know that my commitment to Ukraine has drawn the ire of Putin’s regime brings me immense joy.”

“I will continue to stand with and for Ukraine’s freedom until every Russian soldier is expelled from Ukrainian territory,” he tweeted. “I will wear the arrest warrant issued by Putin’s corrupt and immoral government as a Badge of Honor.”


Sen. Graham has been one of the leading Republican supporters of Ukraine since Russia began its invasion fifteen months ago. He is among 200 U.S. members of Congress whom the Kremlin has banned from entering Russia.

Putin’s Arrest Warrant

Meanwhile, President Putin faces his own legal and diplomatic woes over the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, Netherlands. The Russian president has been accused of abducting children from the territories captured from Ukraine.

South Africa is under pressure from the West to apprehend Putin when he visits the country to attend the summit of BRICS nations (August 22-24), which comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

South Africa, a signatory to the ICC, is refusing to comply with the warrant and has vowed to shield the visiting Russian leader with “diplomatic immunity.” Country’s “international relations minister Naledi Pandor has signed off on diplomatic immunity for the Brics summit, which Russian president Vladimir Putin is expected to attend,” the South African weekly Mail and Guardian reported Tuesday.


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Actually, Putin is doing the Republican party a favor should the Lindsey G arrest warrant succeed.

One less RINO to deal with.

henrybowman | May 30, 2023 at 2:06 pm

I keep looking for the downside here.

In Russia just a few words will get you arrested. Nobody would miss Lindsay much

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to geronl. | May 30, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Being in a particular city at the “wrong” time gets you ratted out to the American Cheka by your credit card company here.

    Free State Paul in reply to geronl. | May 31, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    In America, just being in a public building at the wrong time can get you killed or jailed for years without bail.

It sounds like collusion to me. Graham is after votes.

The Gentle Grizzly | May 30, 2023 at 3:18 pm

“ The South Carolina senator made light of the arrest warrant issued by Putin’s regime, saying he did not like his “chances of getting a fair trial” in a Kremlin-run court”

Probably far more honest and fair than a J6 court.

    angrywebmaster in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | May 30, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    I wonder if that fabric store manager wannabe knows that most of the Republican base is asking “Where do we deliver him anyway?”

Senator Lindsey Graham (R)
Washington D.C. Office
211 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

I’ll hold the elevator…

I could add a few on Russia’s list if they want.

angrywebmaster | May 30, 2023 at 6:12 pm

The part about getting South Africa to arrest Putin and ship him to the Hague?

I wonder if the ICC realizes that Russia has it’s own “Invade the Hague” act? Only theirs is more along the lines of “Nuke the Hague.”

The ICC traditionally doesn’t go after people who have the means to level the entire country and the will to do it.

GravityOpera | May 30, 2023 at 8:18 pm

Senator Graham is handling it perfectly:

Lindsey Graham
Finally, here’s an 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 jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court if you do.

Come and make your best case.

See you in The Hague!
6:18 AM · May 29, 2023

Russian state TV called for his assassination I’ve heard. Shouldn’t that be a bigger story?

    GravityOpera in reply to geronl. | May 30, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    It should be. Except that Russian state TV has been calling for nuking Europe, NATO, US, Kyiv, and everyone else that won’t bend over and let them do whatever they want for longer than a year.

SuddenlyHappyToBeHere | May 31, 2023 at 8:36 am

The deranged comments of the fascist cabal who regularly appear here is shameful. These are the fools who’ll push forward Donald Trump once again.

You got to live with folks who think and speak different if you want to achieve pier and to maintain it. These commenters haven’t a chance.

By the way, whatever happened to Milstein?

SuddenlyHappyToBeHere | May 31, 2023 at 8:46 am

“Power” not “pier”

“the best money we’ve ever spent.”

No cost to USA taxpayers is too high to advance the tyrannical New World Order agendas.

Robert Kahlcke | May 31, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Mr. Putin, do us a favor, please come get him.
Lets Go Brandon

Free State Paul | May 31, 2023 at 3:38 pm

Graham’s glee at dying Russians is profoundly un-Christian. Psychopathic even

No human being should delight in the death of young men who are simply serving their country. Many are draftees. All are someone’s son.

    GravityOpera in reply to Free State Paul. | June 1, 2023 at 5:24 am

    “simply serving their country”??? The publicly available information about the atrocities the Russian invaders are committing is horrific enough. I can’t imagine hearing the stuff that Graham has access to. BTW don’t look up anything about Russian behavior in WWII. That’ll empty your stomach too.

    Sen. Graham was obviously referring to Russian INVADERS not Russians in general. The AP article also says that he “made the remarks in different parts of the conversation” so inferring glee or psychopathy is ridiculous. Even if he was there isn’t a damn thing wrong with celebrating the demise of a genocidal enemy.