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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Monday overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels.
The resolution was approved 348 to 48.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Big Democrat support I see.
There must be big financial influences somewhere.
originally posted by: anticitizen
just as it was getting a bit quiet and peacefull down there...
some don't like peace it seems.
"poking the bear" is the new coolest thing for usa.
i'm looking forward to the stupid and whiny faces if it bites back seriously.
why don't we send politicians instead of weapons? then they can headbutt some russian tanks...
originally posted by: noeltrotsky
a reply to: CaticusMaximus
Excellent move and long overdue.
If you can't get the EU to sign up to real tough economic sanctions which they keep refusing then the US can only start arming Ukraine. Get the weapons in there to stop Russia from annexing more territory. Sadly the EU doesn't have a system of government to deal with military aggression very well. Once again they need to be bailed out.
Sadly the EU doesn't have a system of government to deal with military aggression very well. Once again they need to be bailed out.
originally posted by: Britguy
That just about sums up once again the complete arrogance of the USA. They funded and created this mess, then say Europe isn't doing enough to control it?
Governor Claims Russian Forces Attacked Air Defence Unit Far From Front Line
The press office of the governor of the Lugansk region, Hennadiy Moskal, claims today that Russian special forces have conducted an attack on a Ukrainian air defence unit far to the north of the front line, deep inside Ukrainian-held territory near the Russian border.
Informator.lg.ua reports that Moskal's office said that, at 3:30 (1:30 GMT) this morning, a mobile radar-location station on the outskirts of Melovo was fired on.
The Interpreter translates:
"Two rounds were fired from an RPG at an army truck, in the back of which was faulty air defence equipment. As a result of the blasts, the vehicle was seriously damaged," says the statement.