Kerry in Kiev amid calls to arm Ukraine

February 5, 2015 10:03 AM

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Kerry in Kiev amid calls to arm Ukraine

KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in snowbound Kiev on Thursday amid calls for Washington to begin arming Ukraine to battle Russian-backed separatists advancing in the east.

NATO says Russia has sent weapons, funds and troops on the ground to assist the rebel advance, which scuppered a five-month-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine where war has already killed more than 5,000 people.

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