Top U.S. diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine

March 6, 2015 9:19 AM

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Top U.S. diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine

BERLIN (Reuters) - The second-highest ranking U.S. diplomat promised on Friday to maintain pressure on Russia via economic sanctions to get it to change tack on Ukraine but appeared to rule out arming Kiev, saying Moscow would easily be able to send many more weapons.

With both the Kiev government and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine accusing each other of violating a fragile ceasefire agreed last month, U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders are weighing their next steps to try to halt a conflict that has killed about 6,000 people since last ...

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