We Should Not Limit Ourselves to Non-Lethal Aid – Ex-Nato Supreme Allied Commander in Europe

A US retired admiral James Stavridis, ex-Nato supreme allied commander in Europe, has called for the alliance to send arms and military advisers to Ukraine to help it fight Moscow-backed separatists.

A former commander of Nato in Europe, Stavridis says non-lethal aid is insufficient in fight against separatists, Censor.NET reports citing The Guardian.

The U.S. Code, which defines the role of the armed forces, describes "nonlethal supplies" as anything that "is not a weapon, ammunition, or other equipment or material that is designed to inflict serious bodily injury or death." It includes communications equipment, medical supplies, intelligence assistance, body armor, and vehicles.

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"I think we should provide significant military assistance to the Ukrainian military. I don't think we should limit ourselves to non-lethal aid. I think we should provide ammunition, fuel, logistics. I think cyber-assistance would be very significant and helpful, as well as advice and potentially advisers," James Stavridis said during a visit to London.

Stavridis, a retired US Navy admiral, who was Nato supreme allied commander in Europe from 2009 to 2013, is now dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the US.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n316163