Foreign Policy quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Director John Herbst on corruption in the Ukrainian military and what it means for the continued fight against pro-Russian separatists:

“They weren’t prepared for anything,” former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst told FP, speaking of Ukraine’s pre-conflict readiness.


“Corruption, properly understood, has been the major problem for the Ukrainian military,” said Herbst, the director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia center. “It meant they wouldn’t get the training and resources they needed.”

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