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Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine’s military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists.

Ahead of Thursday’s White House meeting, U.S. officials said Obama would announce a security assistance packages that will provide Ukrainian forces with countermortar radar to help detect incoming artillery fire.

The legislation would authorize $350 million in fiscal 2015 for military assistance, including anti-tank and anti-armor weapons, ammunition, counter-artillery radars and surveillance drones.

On Wednesday, shelling in rebel-held parts of the east …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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