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Hagel: US will send medical supplies, other nonlethal help to Ukraine's military
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:49 AM EDT
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will send nonlethal assistance to Ukraine's military in light of what he called Russia's ongoing destabilizing actions there.
Ukraine has asked for military assistance from the U.S., a request that was believed to include lethal aid like weapons and ammunition. Obama administration officials have said they were not actively considering lethal assistance for fear it could escalate an already tense situation.
The U.S. has already sent Ukraine other help, such as prepackaged meals for its military.