Joint Chiefs Chair Describes Russian Talks

Posted April 28, 2014 at 5:05am

The Associated Press reports that “Russia certainly has the capability to invade eastern Ukraine, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday, but added that he hasn’t determined yet whether the nation’s intent is to do so.”  

“U.S. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told The Associated Press after a military symposium in Dallas that he found it ‘unsettling’ that Russia would amass forces along the Ukrainian border and deploy Russian aircraft into Ukrainian airspace to influence its May 25 presidential election.”  

“‘They are clearly trying to pressure the upcoming elections, and whatever transitional government might form, using military force,’ he said.”