Ukrainian politicians anticipate that the Trump administration will soon decide to send “lethal aid” to their country, which is embroiled in an armed conflict with Russia along its eastern border, Foreign Policy reports.
Sending arms to Ukraine would be a terrible idea. It would needlessly escalate tensions between Russia and the West while inviting Moscow to ramp up their own intervention in Ukraine.
The idea is one that the U.S. has avoided since the conflict began in 2014. Former Obama officials say they wanted to send lethal aid to Ukraine but were thwarted by Barack Obama and his national security advisor, Susan …read more