“We have to be cognizant that if we arm the Ukrainians, it could cause positive results. It could cause negative results. But what we’re doing right now is not changing the results on the ground,” he said during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.
Later, during a press conference at the Pentagon, Breedlove said he has submitted formal recommendations to the White House, via his chain of command at the Pentagon,
You know those went to the IGNORE pile of Rice and Jarrett.
on what other measures Washington should take to push back against Moscow and its support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
EU leaders had agreed not to increase or reduce sanctions after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande helped broker a ceasefire deal on Feb. 12.
However, following several breaches of the ceasefire, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Feb. 20 leaders were discussing possible further sanctions to penalize Russia.
A French diplomatic source, however, played down the prospect of more sanctions, saying that it was not an issue Paris supported for now as it would send the wrong message.