Russian Official Says Delivery of U.S. Weapons to Ukraine Will Not Solve Crisis

December 17, 2014 3:46 PM

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A deputy Russian foreign minister has declared that supplying weapons to Kiev will not help solve a crisis in eastern Ukraine, after the White House said U.S. President Barack Obama would sign corresponding legislation this week.

Russia and the West are at loggerheads over the conflict in east Ukraine where fighting between Kiev government troops and pro-Russian separatists has killed more than 4,700 people since mid-April. The West slapped sanctions on Moscow over the crisis.

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