February 25, 2021

US to provide Ukraine with 'enhanced defensive capabilities'

US to provide Ukraine with 'enhanced defensive capabilities'The US announced Friday it would provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities," a move that could escalate a conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists that has claimed more than 10,000 lives since 2014. It also threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's calls for improved relations with Moscow. "The United States has decided to provide Ukraine enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression," a State Department statement said.

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