Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Monday to deploy thousands more troops and hundreds of new armored vehicles,” latimes.com reports, “and warned Russia-backed separatists that they will be defeated in their quest to divide Ukraine from its Western allies.” With refurbished WWI Maxim machine guns? Well, why not? They look pretty lethal to me. Besides, there’s this, too . . .
“By the end of the year, we will provide the armed forces with 300 armored vehicles, 400 cars, 30,000 missiles and ammunition and over 3,000 small arms,” Prez Poroshenko promised.
In case you don’t think that’s enough to defeat the Russian-backed, Russian-equipped, Russian-trained, Russian-staffed Ukranian “separatists,” consider how relatively under-equipped the Taliban are, and how much trouble they’ve caused the world’s most powerful military. Then ask who’s selling those missiles? And who’s paying for them . . .