U.S. Republicans in Congress urge to send small weapons and military equipment to Ukraine 2403142
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|Monday, March 24, 2014 02:48 PM|
|U.S. Republicans in Congress urge to send small weapons and military equipment to Ukraine.|
U.S. Republicans in Congress urged the Obama administration to send small weapons and other military equipment to Ukraine as Russian troops amassed at that country’s eastern border. Besides small weapons, United States could provide medical supplies, radio equipment and unspecified defensive military equipment.
Russian troops forced their way into a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea with BTR-82 armored vehicles, automatic fire and stun grenades on Saturday, injuring a Ukrainian serviceman and detaining the base's commander for talks.
The Michigan Republican was careful to note, however, that he does not support using American troops to confront Russia, which has annexed Crimea from Ukraine.