U.S. taking new look at giving arms to Ukraine forces: NYT

February 2, 2015 12:14 AM

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U.S. taking new look at giving arms to Ukraine forces: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration is taking a new look at providing Ukrainian forces with defensive weapons and equipment in the face of a rebel offensive that shattered a five-month truce, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey were open to discussions of the idea and that NATO military commander General Philip Breedlove now supported providing such lethal aid.

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