In an interview with MSNBC TV channel, Holen Holen, arguing on the question of the possible supply of American weapons to Ukraine (translation InoTV):
I support the idea of providing Ukrainian troops with additional equipment, but, speaking of lethal weapons, I believe that there is a downside to the medal: equipping a lethal assignment will not do any good if it turns out in the hands of people who are not trained to use it. Therefore, I believe that there must be some kind of mechanism to ensure improvement in the level of training of the Ukrainian army.
A spokesman for the US Congress states that there is a high probability in Ukraine that a weapon can be stolen, falling into the hands of people who do not know how to handle it.
Recall that the Ukrainian side calls on the United States and other NATO countries to urgently start delivering "lethal" weapons to Kiev, saying that if the Ukrainian army had, for example, Javelins (American portable anti-tank systems), the "peremoga" had long been would be celebrated. As can be seen, representatives of the American legislative body have an alternative opinion on this matter. Apparently, Chris van Hollen still does not finish. After all, given the level of training of Ukrainian military and mobilized, American weapons may be in the hands of the militia, and this is a completely different история...