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Bentz compares Ukraine war to Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Oregon, spoke at the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday, March 14. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

ONTARIO – The Russian invasion of the Ukraine is an emergency on par with the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Oregon, told the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday.

“It is a horribly difficult situation,” Bentz told the large crowd at the luncheon.

While Bentz said “no one wants us to send soldiers to the Ukraine” the crisis showed that proper funding for the military is crucial.

“It (the Ukraine crisis) should have alerted us to the face we have to be prepared, we have to be ready,” said Bentz.

He said he believes sanctions imposed by the U.S. and other nations are . . .