Academics Say Arming Ukrainian Forces Could Make Things Worse (INV.US)

white house“The situation at the moment involves a ceasefire that isn’t a full ceasefire,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington. “It isn’t a freeze on violence; it’s more like a slush.”

In addition to displeasing a war-weary populous at home, arming Ukraine wouldn’t go over well with America’s European allies, according to Farnsworth.

“Putin’s been very effective at building energy relationships with Europeans,” Farnsworth said. “That makes it difficult for Europeans to take a very aggressive stand against Russia over Ukraine.”

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