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Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia & NATO, tells Brian Kilmeade that he does not think it is inevitable that Vladimir Putin will launch an attack in Ukraine. Vershbow thinks Putin is getting a clearer picture of the harsh response he will get from the U.S., European allies, and the rest of the world. Vershbow feels Germany’s decision to deny weapons from Estonia and other countries for Ukraine is unfortunate but in the big picture Germany is pretty much in sync with the rest of NATO on the need to impose serious consequences on Russia if they invade. When asked if Russia were to invade, would it be before or after the Olympics, Vershbow believes the Olympics would be a secondary consideration. Vershbow says the climate conditions in terms of the frozen ground and the additional supporting capabilities that still haven’t been put in place means the second half of February is the most likely window for an attack.