Congress passes Russia sanctions, arms for Kiev

December 14, 2014 10:11 PM

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Congress passes Russia sanctions, arms for Kiev

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Congress Saturday unanimously approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia and lethal weapons for Kiev, defying President Barack Obama and hardening American lawmakers’ response to a Kremlin-backed insurgency in Ukraine. It is now up to Obama to either sign or veto the measure.

Moscow warned that “undoubtedly, we will not be able to leave this without a response.”

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