Conflict in Ukraine has reached a watershed moment: US lawmaker
September 1 , 2014
Sen. Robert Menendez, an American lawmaker who is in Kiev, has said the conflict in Ukraine has reached a “watershed moment,” adding that what was happening in Ukraine’s east was a Russian invasion and not a rebel movement, as per media reports.
He told CNN that the United States should provide Ukraine with defensive weapons which would “impose a cost upon Putin (Russia’s president).”
The statements by Menendez come after Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, warned that his country was heading towards a “full-scale war.”