Former US presidential advisor in the Carter administration, Zbigniew Brzezinski has urged US President Barack Obama to supply Ukraine weapons, including rocket launchers, for military operations in urban environments.
“Ukrainians will fight only if they think they will receive aid from the West, especially in the form of weapon supplies that are necessary for a successful defense of the cities,” Brzezinski wrote in a column in the newspaper Politico.
Brzezinski has been for many years one of the main ideologists of American foreign policy and is the author of the famous book “The Grand Chessboard: American primacy and its geostrategic imperatives.”
In his article, he reiterated that Russia is a threat to Ukraine, and that the supply of arms, in his opinion, will be able to guarantee a “victory” for Ukrainians. “But in order to be able to defend the city, they need a manual anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers and some kind of organization,” said Brzezinski.
He demanded from Obama to gain support of ordinary Americans. ” He must convince them that this is important, and that this requires a national understanding and support,” wrote Brzezinski. He also supported the introduction of sanctions against Russia.
With recent events in Ukraine, the US supported the interim government appointed by the Rada, expanded aid to the Ukrainian army, including food, medicines, equipment and means of communication. However, President Barack Obama announced that he was not going to supply weapons to Ukraine.
Moscow believes that Ukraine’s new leadership came to power as a result of events that had signs of a coup.
Earlier, the Federation Council gave Russian President Vladimir Putin the right to use the military in Ukraine to normalize the situation in this country, but Moscow has repeatedly said it has no intention of sending troops to Ukraine.
In connection with the special operation that was started by the Ukrainian security officials in the southeast of the country on Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry has announced that support of these actions by the West actually cuts off the path to a peaceful resolution of the crisis.