McClatchy news quotes Atlantic Council Board Director Nicholas Burns on the United States’ response to conflict in Ukraine:

“By any standard this is the most difficult, the most complex international crisis he’s faced,” said former NATO ambassador Nicholas Burns, a former U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs and member of the Atlantic Council Board of Directors. The dilemma in Ukraine cuts to the heart of decades-old American interests, Burns said: victory in the Cold War, stamping out Communism and overseeing the emergence of stable Europe.

“If Putin gets away with launching a military offensive, then Europe risks being divided,” Burns said. “The stakes are very high.”

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