Ex-Pentagon chief: Russia recognizes only the force
The former head of the Ministry of defense of the USA and Former CIA Director Leon Panetta in an interview to Der Spiegel tried to convince the U.S. government to demonstrate Russia's his strength.
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 ", RIA " Novosti ". 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. OPINION), 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. On the last working day of the week it was announced that in the electronic database of the U.S. Congress registered a draft law Republican senators, which allows President Barack Obama to provide weapons Ukraine. Remember, the day on Thursday as a result of almost 16 hours of negotiations with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, President of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed a Document of the contact group on measures aimed at the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The document envisages a ceasefire in the Donbass 00. 00 local time fifteen February, the withdrawal of all heavy weapons on both sides of the conflict " at equal distances width of at least 50 miles between them "