The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Eurasia Center Director John Herbst on whether Russian aggression toward Ukraine can be called an “invasion”:

Of course, there’s a political reason for the West’s word games. “If they say it’s an invasion, it would make people ask, ‘Why aren’t you doing more?'” said the Atlantic Council’s John Herbst, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, “especially since this is happening in the heart of Europe.”


“If you send arms now, it might keep Putin from making the next land grab,” said Herbst. “Not giving arms increases the risk, increases the chance of escalation.”

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