NATO Supreme Allied Commander: All tools in the toolbox must be used to address Ukraine crisis

“I don’t think we should preclude out of hand the possibility of the military option,” NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Mark Breedlove told reporters Munich Security Conference as quoted by Reuters. He clarified that military option refers to providing weapons or capabilities to Ukrainian government.

“The Ukrainians have been straightforward in their request to all the nations of NATO and other nations as well about the capabilities they need to address artillery problems, to address communications problems and jamming problems,” the general added.

“The situation is worsening and we need to address the worsening situation,” Breedlove said. “It is important that we use all the tools in the toolbox to address this.”

Meanwhile, French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel went to Russia to present a proposal to reach a lasting peace in east of Ukraine.

“I think this is one of the last chances, that’s why we took this initiative,” French President Hollande said after returning from Russia. “If we don’t manage to find not just a compromise but a lasting peace agreement, we know perfectly well what the scenario will be. It has a name, it’s called war.”