Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that World War III would ensue if the U.S. honored Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s request to implement a no-fly zone over the European country amid its ongoing war with Russia.
During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Rubio explained that a no-fly zone has “become a catchphrase” and people may not fully understand what it would entail.
“That means flying AWACS 24 hours a day, that means the willingness to shoot down and engage Russian airplanes in the sky,” Rubio said. “That means, frankly, you cant put those planes up there unless they’re willing to knock out the anti-aircraft systems that the Russians have deployed in, and not just in Ukraine, but Russia and also in Belarus.”
“So basically a no-fly zone, if people understand what it means, it means World War III,” he continued. “It means starting World War III. It’s not some rule you pass that everybody has to oblige by. It’s the willingness to shoot down the aircrafts of the Russian Federation, which is basically the beginning of World War III.” Read more…