International Business Times quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Director John Herbst on whether there can be a diplomatic settlement to the crisis in Ukraine:
According to a report by the Washington-based Atlantic Council, the U.S. should send $3 billion in arms and equipment, including missiles, drones, armored Humvees and radars, to Ukraine. The report also urged the government to coordinate with Poland, Baltic States, Canada and Britain for further military assistance to Kiev.
“We are not arguing for a military solution, we believe the Ukrainian military cannot beat the Russian military, and right now the Russian government has shown no interest in a diplomatic settlement,” Jhon Herbst, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and one for the authors of the report, told Reuters. “For there to be a real diplomatic settlement the military solution has to be denied to the Kremlin.”