Send arms to Ukraine, top US lawmakers tell Obama
March 6 , 2015
Senior American lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, have urged US president Barack Obama to send lethal defensive arms to the Ukraine government to bolster its fight against the pro-Russia separatists.
In a letter to Obama, lawmakers including House Speaker John Boehner said Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine were a “grotesque violation” of international laws.
The recent ceasefire agreement had only given the rebels an opportunity to consolidate their gains, the letter says.