BBC quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Director John Herbst on the need to provide additional military assistance to Ukraine:
“They’ve been concerned about taking steps that the Russians would consider to be provocative,” said Mr Herbst.
He is the director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center – and the co-author a new report, written with several people who used to work for Obama, that criticises the president’s approach to Ukraine.
Mr Herbst acknowledges the risk of escalation – or at least he understands that is one of Mr Obama’s fears. Still, he believes the bigger risk is not supplying the weapons.
As he says: “The Ukrainians need help.”