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Former commander urges Nato to send arms to Ukraine | World news | theguardian.com

A former commander of Nato in Europe has called for the alliance to send arms and military advisers to Ukraine to help it fight Moscow-backed separatists.

James Stavridis said during a visit to London: "I think we should provide significant military assistance to the Ukrainian military. I don't think we should limit ourselves to, non-lethal aid. I think we should provide ammunition, fuel, logistics. I think cyber-assistance would be very significant and helpful, as well as advice and potentially advisers.

"I don't think there needs to be huge numbers of Nato troops on the ground. The Ukrainian military can resist what's happening, but they need some assistance in order to do that."

Yeah let's just escalate things until WWIII! Was this guy too young during the Cold War or was he one with the neocons who believed they can "win" WWIII?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Dec 12th, 2014 at 03:33:26 PM EST
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By the way, speaking of the Moscow-supported seperatists, I am otld (as I don't understand the language) that this clip is a Ukrainian army officer returing from visisting prisoners in the eastern parts talking about russian troops and officers not being present there.

The channel Espreso TV made its name sending from Maidan, so no obvious pro-Moscow bias, rather the other way around.


Anyone wants to confirm that it is an accurate impression of what is being said?

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Dec 13th, 2014 at 07:51:10 AM EST
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He was representing two Ukrainian anti-war organizations (Combatant Professional Union, Antiwar Movement). Reiterates a couple of times antiwar wishes among the population and the Ukraine army, and anti-constitutional strategy of the Ukrainian government (on the conflict status, application of international laws like Geneva convention).

Part I:  2:18: Says that the prisoners, wounded are negative about the conflict, positive about the captive conditions. 4:12: Negative about Ukrainian army preparation, supplies, equipment.

Part II:  2:55: Says that saw Russian volunteers, Cossacks in Luhansk, but no regular Russian Army.  4:27: States that Ukrainian actions are often terrorist.

by das monde on Tue Dec 16th, 2014 at 10:54:50 AM EST
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Thanks.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Dec 21st, 2014 at 05:17:37 AM EST
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