Former U.S. Secretary of defense tried to convince the "power to act" against Russia
In dealing with Russia, we need to show strength, not weakness, said the former head of the Ministry of defense of the USA and former CIA Director Leon Panetta in an interview.
Panetta made the initiative to help Ukraine weapon in order to demonstrate to Russia that she, according to him, " will pay a high price for their actions."
according to his statement he was pleased that the parties to the conflict agree on a new truce, however, that it will be long-term, Panetta doubt." I fear that, like the previous (truce - approx. Ed) ", it will be temporary, If the West does not want to Express support for Ukrainians, both economically and militarily, " he said.
Panetta added that the Russian Federation is aware of the power ", and If the opponent shows weakness, she uses her own interests. According to him, in addition to weapons, you need to have another military support Ukraine: for example, to place NATO troops in neighbouring countries and conduct of the General doctrine.
Reasoning about different threats "deals" Washington, Leon Panetta said that North America must lead the world." If we are not leading the world, no one will be, " he concluded.
Leon Panetta headed the CIA from 2009 to 2011 and the U.S. Department of defense from 2011 to 2013.