NEWSWATCH The Daily Caller: “McCain On Putin: ‘He Wants To Restore The Russian Empire'”

John McCain at hearing; adapted from defense.gov image

The Daily Caller covers recent remarks by U.S. Senator John McCain suggesting imperialistic ambitions are evidenced by Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

… McCain said Wednesday during his trip to Sweden that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to “restore the Russian Empire.”

The purpose of the trip, made along with Sens. John Barrasso and Sheldon Whitehouse, is to reiterate concerns regarding Russia’s aggressive military build-up and other threatening activities …

McCain favors a much more active response to Russia, which has included supplying arms to Ukraine …

Sweden apparently is not immune from Russian activities.

[Sweden’s] security service noted that the biggest intelligence threat in 2014 came from Russia [whose] agents have been illegally gaining access to information about Sweden’s defense capabilities [and] aggressively recruiting new spies in Sweden from the Russian expatriate community.

Last September, two SU-24 bombers reportedly entered Swedish airspace for about 30 seconds …

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