Should the US Send Lethal Aid to Ukraine? The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier 1 day ago   14:27

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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.

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Dave Coyle
I hope Ukraine gets armed to the teeth and kicks out the Russian army that has infiltrated into a sovereign nation!!
soumya naik
What to expect from a corrupt Ukrainian govt
GMAN
its always money from USA they sold 2 billion in weapons use your own money USA needs to stay out of other peoples problems thats our problem then and our kids have to die for it.
fadedflage
It is so much easier to provide the product than the means of production
Joe Jug
better late then never
Stephen Sparjes
This guy is so negative whaf a duch
Fishing Maybe fish
Here comes Russian hating
MrMike5814
why not just split Ukraine in half an let the people decide which side of the border they want to live in an put an end to the fighting
Danzaiver X
2:46 the good boi
Genco Abbandando
Wanna cause a World war?
Illia Averchenko
flak vest isnt bulletproof vest,btw
COMMUNISTPANDAZ 333
Putin should let non sex addicted homosexuals to live and let live. And then advertise military service to help cull the herd of neo Nazis. Have all Russians getting along and then getting the neo Nazis out of everywhere from Chile to Siberia.
Srm Mojahed
that moment when you realize Afghan people did the impossible and defeated Soviet with bare hands while Ukrainians........Good luck with Russians....
SPARTAN-B301
Whatever you folks do, do not stop by Paris. Merci : )
Unknown Specie
I personally agree that Ukraine needs more things that explode just like the guy in the documentary said. They already had Chernobyl and maybe Russia can help by sending a few nukes to explode in Ukraine.
Jason Bowlin
NO
WE SHOULDNT
THEY bomb their own people
Dave Kitching
United States already has nukes in Ukraine pointed at Russia and USA wonder why Russia is building the greatest war machine on earth.
muddy_redneck
white people fighting other white people. dumb mother fuckers.
In Out
Why us does give lethal weapon to Gaza against aggressions of Israel army?
Vlada Jekic
PUTIN'S POWER COME FROM WEAKNESS AND CORRUPTION OF WESTERN LEADER WHO WILL LOST EVERYTHING IF NOT SACRIFICE SOMETHING AND STRONGLY OPPOSE TO HIM. PUTIN IS NOW COMPARE TO WEST AS RUSSIAN LEADERS WERE ONCE COMPARE TO STRONG WESTERN LEADERS, NOTHING ELSE.
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The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier Should the US Send Lethal Aid to Ukraine? 1 day ago   17:46

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In the wake of events in Ukraine, NATO has turned its attention towards countries that border the Russian Federation — attempting to boost its quick-response capabilities in Europe. In September, the alliance agreed to create a 5,000-strong rapid reaction Spearhead Force, which will be capable of deploying across the continent within 48-hours of a military incursion. VICE News joined several thousand NATO troops in western Poland, for the first deployment test of the "Very High Readiness Joint Task Force."

According to the premise of the exercise, Poland and the Baltics were under threat from the fictional state of “Bothnia” — a master of conventional and hybrid warfare. NATO forces had been ordered to deploy, and quickly, to Poland.

During the deployment test, NATO’s top diplomat Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg flew in to watch its progress. He told VICE News that NATO was undertaking “the biggest reinforcement of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War.”

While in Poland, VICE News filmed with non-governmental paramilitary groups, which are training young Polish people to defend their towns and cities in the event of a foreign-backed assault. Participation in paramilitaries has reportedly increased since Russia’s seizure of the Crimean Peninsula.

We also traveled north, to visit the border that Poland shares with the heavily armed Russian territory of Kaliningrad. This spring, Poland built six high-tech watchtowers along the 125-mile border.

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