That established conditions for baited Russian aid to enter Ukraine have been set, reported incursions of Russian armored vehicles into Ukraine while some kinks as to the final delivery of the aid are ironed out, amount to a clear indication that Russia has not accepted the premise to peace and to stability in Ukraine. Therefore, NATO should now move expeditiously to reinforce the security of its eastern and central European members.
As the Kiev government demonstrated its caretaker and national responsibility for the ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine in accepting the Russian aid, Reuters reported this morning that Ukraine forces destroyed part of a Russian armored column that had entered Ukraine territory overnight. Moreover, the Kiev government reported shelling into Ukraine from Russia. Russia has denied the Ukraine claim of an incursion as "some kind of fantasy" but it has complained of NATO activity near the Russian borders.
If Ukrainian claims are true, then NATO has full responsibility and duty to its members in central and eastern Europe to reinforce all defense security systems to protect the territorial integrity of these states from Russian aggression. Though Ukraine is not a NATO member, I submit that NATO's full reinforcement of its eastern and central European members will repel any Russian threats in the region.
Economic sanctions against Russia for meddling in Ukraine are beginning to hurt, but sanctions alone apparently have not are deterred Putin's gambit. Putin's actions demonstrate that he begs to be booted to peace and to stability. I submit that Putin will only respond to the efforts to peace and to stability through a strong and a determine NATO security showing in eastern and central Europe.