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Donald Trump and Nikky Haley, the 2024 presidential hopefuls from the Republican Party, staked out opposing positions on the United States' support for Ukraine.

According to CNN, the divide over the U.S. role in the Russia-Ukraine war is one of the opening fault lines of a Grand Old Party race that is only beginning to take shape.

It could even become a heated topic when Republican primary debates start in the coming months.

What the GOP presidential candidates and those who are expected to take steps toward entering the race, broadly agree on is that President Joe Biden has mishandled the situation.

But the 2024 Presidential hopefuls are split into two camps. One is the Isolationists, particularly Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. They believe that America is too involved in helping Ukraine. The other one is the hawks, including several former Trump administration officials. They want even more aggressive step to be taken toward Russia.

Trump and DeSantis accused the President of provoking unnecessary clashes with global powers. They think so, as he traveled to Ukraine on Monday.

As for Haley, the former United Nations ambassador who is the second major candidate to declare her candidacy, said that it's "more than just about Ukraine." According to her, this is a "war about freedom, and it's a war we have to win."

Trump recently slammed Biden for his trip to Ukraine.

Trump said Tuesday in a video that World War III has "never been closer than it is right now."

He also pledged to "clean house of all of the warmongers and America-Last globalists in the Deep State, the Pentagon, the State Department, and the national security industrial complex."

But Haley told voters in Iowa that stopping Russian President Vladimir Putin's Ukraine ambitions is necessary to prevent a "world war."

She also faulted Biden, but said that he has been too "slow to the take" and that he emboldened Putin with America's withdrawal from Afghanistan. She said America should continue to supply military equipment and ammunition to Ukraine.

In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, former Vice President Mike Pence shared that the U.S. has "got to stay in the fight" in supporting Ukraine in its fight with Russia.

Pence, who has said that he is considering a run for the White House, noted that the U.S. is involved in a "proxy war against the Soviet Union, the Ukrainians are fighting it." He believes that it is "essential that we see it through."

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