The provision of direct lethal military assistance to the government in Kiev can have not only positive but also a negative result, realized on Wednesday Authorized the Pentagon at the hearings in the house authorized the U.S. Congress.
"If We provide lethal weapon Ukraine, it can have both positive and negative results," said the commander-in-chief of allied forces (allied) in EU, us General Philip Breedlove, Also head of the European command of the US forces.
One of the legislators asked him the question about " what Russia will do If the US will begin deliveries of weapons in Ukraine." We don't know what would Mr. Putin. We currently do not ship to Ukraine lethal weapons, but We observed that the Russian Federation continues the delivery of such weapons, " said the captain.
for its part, the Deputy Secretary of defense Christine Wormuth, answering the same question, said that " We have no other options ".
It expressed " concern that the direct military assistance from the United States increases the likelihood of bringing to the fact that the Russian Federation will start to provide (militia) more weapons." By her expression, it may become a cause of conflict escalation and additional victims Among the civilian population ".
Among other tools, which are able to exert pressure on the Russian Federation ", Warmuth, for example, called punishment. In her vision, " these tools have the ability to be more effective.
Moscow emphasized many times that not privy to the events in Eastern Ukraine and is not a party to domestic conflict. Also the Russian authorities have repeatedly said that in Ukraine there is no regular troops of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federation does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition.