GOP lawmakers are waiting on the White Home to act on recommendations from leading officials to send out lethal protective aid to Ukraine. Russia has enhanced Ukrainian separatists with weapons and fighters in the years-long dispute on the nation’s eastern border. The Obama administration chose not to provide Ukraine protective arms and opted rather for non-lethal help and training. With the Kremlin’s ongoing failure to abide by ceasefire contracts and its destabilizing activities abroad, professionals and legislators state, the present moment is a ripe chance to attempt to alter Russian president Vladimir Putin’s calculus. The concern remains whether the Trump administration– which has said it wishes to enhance relations with the Kremlin– will take it.