Carter Supports Sending Lethal Arms To Ukrainians Fighting Pro-Russian Separatists

By Tony Bertuca / February 4, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Defense secretary nominee Ashton Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that he is "very much inclined" to support providing lethal arms to the Ukrainian military in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Thus far, White House policy has been to rely on economic sanctions to stem Russia's expansionism since its annexation of Crimea last March. But Pentagon and White House officials have signaled that the United States is "considering" sending lethal arms to the Ukrainian military as it...

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