Chris Sununu: Putin’s Visit to His Troops in Mariupol Is His ‘Last Stand’
SUNUNU: "Well, look, he knows he has to somehow get the morale of these -- of what troops are remaining up in any way he can. The Russian army has been absolutely decimated. It's been demoralized. They're leaving the lines left and right. This is Putin's last, if you will, last stand. I mean, I think it could go on a long time, but his last -- latest big attempt to get some morale-boosting and kind of add into that propaganda machine. Ukraine has done just a miraculous job in terms of the resolve of those individuals and resolve of those people. Obviously, I have been very clear and a lot of other folks have been very clear about us having to back Ukraine's play. Russia is no friend of the United States. So, this is the United States, we support freedom, right? We don't capitulate. We don't back down from it. We support countries. We support our allies. We support coalitions. And, again, I think what you're seeing out of Vladimir Putin is a little bit of desperation now just to keep the troops together."