NATO Military Head Outlines Ukraine Risks

Posted March 23, 2015 at 5:10am

The Wall Street Journal reports that “the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s top military commander on Sunday said not delivering weapons to Ukraine carries risks, and he registered continued concerns about the implementation of the war-torn country’s cease-fire agreement signed in February.”  

“U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove reiterated the need to counter Russian diplomatic, economic and military tools being used to back separatists in eastern Ukraine.”  

“’So we, I think, in the West should consider all our tools in reply. Could it be destabilizing? The answer is yes. Also inaction could be destabilizing,’ he said at the Brussels Forum meeting of the German Marshall Fund. ‘So I think that’s the other question that our nation should look at. Is inaction an appropriate action?’”