U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) warns the Ukraine situation will get worse before it gets better.

During an appearance on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria," Tuberville, a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, said signs were pointing to the conflict evolving into a "missile war," which he said underscored the need for more armaments for Ukraine.

"We're getting intel that they're going to be more of a missile war than a ground war," he said. "And so, they need to be protected, but there's a lot of questions with this. First of all, do we have enough to give? We've got them all over NATO. It takes a lot of training, Maria, to do this, and we do not need to send our people in there running these machines. Hopefully, it's a quick process, but it's not a quick process to train on these Patriots."

"This is going to get ugly. Putin's not going to sit back and let up on Ukraine. He's going to let them have it," Tuberville added. "And if this will help, we're all for it, but we got to do it the right way."

Jeff Poor is the executive editor of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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