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Conflict in Ukraine has reached a watershed moment: US lawmaker

  • 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.”

     

    Tagged as: Sen Robert Menendez, lawmaker, Kiev, Ukraine conflict, Russian invasion, rebel, Putin, world news