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Grading the US Response to Ukraine | GZERO World

Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia, is satisfied overall with how America has responded to Russia's invasion of Ukraine so far — with a couple of caveats.

First, the Biden administration needs to ratchet up sanctions so they don't pile up like parking tickets. And by that he means going after positions, not individuals, as well as offering a way a way to get off the list.

Also, the goal of the sanctions should be to stop the war, not hurt Russia beyond that, McFaul tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.
Third, the US should definitely share intelligence with Ukraine — but keep it under wraps.


"I'm militantly against talking about it," says McFaul, because it's illegal, doesn't serve the US national security interest, feeds into Putin's grievance narrative, and makes the Ukrainians look weak.

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