Welcome
Login

Should the US Send Lethal Aid to Ukraine?

Added by Admin in World News
20 Views

Thanks! Share it with your friends!

URL

You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry, only registred users can create playlists.
URL


Description

This week, the United States delivered a shipment 10 Humvees to the Ukrainian government— the first installment of a $75 million aid package of non-lethal equipment that is meant to assist the fight against Russia-backed rebels in the country's east.

But despite the overwhelming adoption of a resolution in the US House of Representatives urging President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal arms, his administration has yet to send such materiel. Debate on this issue centers on whether outfitting the country with lethal aid will serve only to escalate the conflict and trigger a regional arms race between the government and eastern separatists. A question that has received less attention is whether Ukraine's army is even capable of effectively using the weapons it wants.

VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visited rebel-held areas and the capital of Kiev to explore whether it would be wise for the US to arm Ukraine's poorly trained military with advanced weaponry.

Watch "Ukraine's Religious War” - http://bit.ly/1ykqco4

Watch "Volunteer Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 102)” - http://bit.ly/1MRlJjd

Read "'The Surgeon': We Spoke with the Leader of Putin's Favorite Biker Club, the Night Wolves” - http://bit.ly/1BQxCzm

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News

Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com

Follow VICE News here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews
Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews
More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

Commenting disabled.