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US congress prepares bill on providing one billion dollars to arm Ukraine

11.02.2015 16:09

The top Republican and Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday called for $1 billion in lethal defensive aid to Ukraine as Congress increased pressure on President Barack Obama to help Ukraine.

Earlier both Republicans and Democrats called on the administration to provide lethal defensive weapons as well as provide additional non-lethal assistance, including counter-battery radars, unmanned aerial vehicles, electronic counter-measures for use against opposing UAVs, secure communications capabilities, armored Humvees and medical support equipment.

They wrote that the defensive military assistance the US.should provide should include light anti-armor missiles.