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Should the US Arm Ukraine? A Debate

  • Atlantic Council 1030 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Should the US Arm Ukraine? A Debate

The Atlantic Council and the Charles Koch Institute are hosting a a debate on whether the US should provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.

While no decision has yet been taken, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said in Kyiv that “Defensive weapons are not provocative unless you are an aggressor, and clearly Ukraine is not an aggressor, since it is their own territory where the fighting is happening.” Yet there are several voices that believe that arming Ukraine will drive the US into a proxy war with Russia or otherwise undermine US interests. This debate will aim to explore these arguments.

Event Details

  • Date: September 22, 2017

  • When: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Where: Atlantic Council