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John McCain and senators demand arms for Ukraine

John McCain and several other senators have called on President Barack Obama to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian-backed rebel groups.

Mr McCain said Russian aggression in Ukraine was the "gravest threat to European security in decades".

The Republican senator acknowledged defensive weapons would not help Ukraine win an all out war but would "raise the risk and cost Russia must incur to continue its offensive".

  • 05 Feb 2015
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