On the first day of the negotiations in Minsk a bill to “provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine in order to defend itself against Russian-backed rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine” was introduced in the US Congress. Its sponsor, Sen. James Inhofe, understands that Kiev will inevitably violate the cease-fire and that Washington will soon have to explain why the militias in the devastated region are in possession of such a vast number of captured weapons originating from NATO countries. Senator Inhofe’s bill is not about rendering military assistance to the government in Kiev, but is rather a way to legitimize the shipments that are already being sent. Only the most aged, decrepit weapons are ending up in the region – Ukrainian officials are re-exporting everything that is worthy of resale to third countries, including Syria. No one can guarantee that the weapons that will pass to Ukraine legally will not soon be used against America’s interests in global hot spots. It seems that this threat is the last thing on the minds of US senators. Learn more.