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    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)
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    US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that the US possible lethal military assistance to the government of Ukraine could evoke a negative reaction from Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russians.


    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A decision by the United States to provide lethal military assistance to the government of Ukraine would elicit a negative response from Russia, but the intelligence community is not opposed to the action, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate hearing on Thursday.

    "The intelligence community view is if we provide lethal assistance to Ukraine, that this would evoke a negative reaction from [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and the Russians," Clapper said.

    He added that despite the anticipated response, it is "not to suggest opposition to provision of lethal aid."


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