US Considers “Lethal Aid” to Ukraine Forces

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With Russian-backed separatists advancing in Ukraine, there’s pressure on the Obama Administration to provide the government with weapons sophisticated enough to strike back effectively. Is that the best answer to provocations by Vladimir Putin—or could it lead to a wider war?

Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Kiev tomorrow, amid reports that the Obama Administration may change course and provide the Ukrainian army with high-tech weaponry for use against separatists backed by Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Credits

Guests:
Paul Sonne - Wall Street Journal - @PaulSonne, Steven Pifer - Brookings Institution - @steven_pifer, Andrew S. Weiss - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - @andrewsweiss, Garry Kasparov - Human Rights Foundation - @Kasparov63

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Evan George, Katie Cooper