Saturday, December 20, 2014

An Appropriate Arms Source

Ukraine has large stocks of Russian (and Soviet-)-made weapons. For the big stuff, I think Ukraine should stick with those adequate weapons. It would be a waste to re-equip Ukraine with American or Western heavy armor and other systems. Our newer NATO members who are shedding Soviet stuff are an appropriate source of Russian-designed equipment with upgrades made since they joined NATO.

Poland is remaking their armed forces with Western weapons. They must have plenty of upgraded Russian weapons that Ukraine could use:

Poland is open to hold talks with Ukraine regarding potential sales of arms, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said on Wednesday.

In addition to selling Ukraine weapons to fill in gaps in their arsenal, Poland probably can offer upgrades to what Ukraine already has to make them more effective.weapons.