[T]his is an opportunity for the president to really be unequivocal with Putin right now in the Ukraine, what happens in the Ukraine very much matters. They need to determine their future, not Russia. We have seen obviously behavior from Putin from harboring Snowden to the efforts to interfere in Syria and also with arming the Assad regime, in addition to that thinking about the reports of their violations of the IMF treaty, their reset policy has failed.It’s time to reset the reset, and I think Ukraine presents an opportunity for the president to do that with clear American leadership here for a good outcome. . . . I think the president needs to be clear public and unequivocal right now with a message to Putin, because the idea that they could actually interfere with the territorial sovereignty of the Ukraine — I mean, look what happened with Georgia. I think that this is a very real possibility.
February 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM EST