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 US should supply defensive weapons to Ukraine – Brzezinski

Brzezinski urges Obama to deliver defensive weapons to Ukraine.

Renowned American political scientist and former adviser to the U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski stressed publicly, Censor.NET informs citing Voice of America. He made the statement during a security event in Washington.

"I spoke on this subject a year ago, when the crisis began. I said we should give Ukraine defensive arms. If we do not do it, one thing that Putin can make is to raise the level of violence by one notch and he will win", Brzezinski said.

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Therefore, he continued, the U.S. "should supply defensive arms to Ukraine."

He also advised to assure the Russians that "free, independent, European Ukraine will not join NATO," as the Russian side is considering such a prospect as a threat.

"Ukraine will be free, independent, and European as Finland, but it will not be a member of the Alliance," he concluded.

 
 
 
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