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Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B

Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B

To say that the truce in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed breakaway "republics" are battling the pro-Western Kiev government, isn't holding is like saying the Titanic sprung a leak. The cease-fire signed in September is a dead letter. There's a full-blown war afoot. And whatever Moscow may claim, Russia is deeply involved, and not just as a source of "volunteers." So should the West arm the embattled Ukrainians? Yes, according to a new report released by the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Washington notables involved in the report include Michele Flournoy, until recently a senior official in the...

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