Ariel Cohen: Russia is expanding intimidation tactics in eastern Ukraine

Date: 04-24-2014 | Category: Articles, Europe, Geopolitics, Russia and Eurasia

Vice President Joe Biden, who went to Ukraine on Monday for a two-day visit to express U.S. support for the government in Kyiv, has accused Russia of being behind the irregular armed forces who are taking over Eastern Ukraine. However, he did not offer much beyond $50 million in assistance to fight corruption. The U.S. also promised to send a symbolic force—four companies of paratroops—to the neighboring NATO countries over the next several months—hardly a deterrence.

http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/ariel-cohen-russia-is-expanding-intimidation-tactics-in-eastern-ukraine-345028.html By Ariel Cohen Kyiv Post April 24, 2014

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