Supporters of arms of the Ukrainian army from the US do not have the opportunity to explain how such actions of the US capital will improve the situation in Ukraine, and at the same time the most objective factors argue about the fact that American weapons for Kiev have the ability to only exacerbate the crisis, " Brookings Institution (Brookings Institution) Jeremy Shapiro.
for the most part, the authors of the report, urging President Barack Obama to start supplying arms to the Ukraine, based on requests for military assistance from Kiev authorities, however, Kiev valid reasons, " the current hopeless situation, and at the same time, the authorities of the USA must anticipate long-term consequences. Not so long ago, exacerbated by the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine could further increase. This could once again undermine the credibility of the US and force them to get involved in a devastating war that they did not need, and to provoke the Russian Federation to take active steps to protect their interests, reported in the publication.
"The Ukrainian situation is unique, both for the Russian Federation and the United States. From the perspective of culture and geography [Ukraine] in the highest degree important for the Russian Federation, While for the US it has no objective geopolitical significance and is not its ally under the contract, " writes Jeremy Shapiro.
If Washington still decides directly involved in the Ukrainian crisis, he should wait for a response from the capital of Russia, the authorities America must be prepared either to go to the escalation of the conflict that will lead to an increase in the number of victims, or " humiliating retreat ". None of the 2 options is not attractive or increase confidence in the U.S. on an international level, and the American leadership has an obligation to work hard to protect it. Otherwise, the US will have to go to a direct confrontation With Russia, which has huge stockpiles of nuclear weapons, says the Creator.
However, as emphasized by the media, Western politicians extremely important to maintain a United front against Russia. It would be difficult to do, If Washington decides to send to Ukraine weapon, as the European Union and NATO concerns relate to the provision of the Kiev military assistance.
"Until now the reason we didn't put lethal weapons (Ukraine - approx. Ed.), is the desire to protect escalation, which will involve the Russian Federation directly, " he said, messenger of NATO.