Ukraine arms request to fight rebels divides US, Germany

February 3, 2015 6:53 PM

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The White House seems ready to provide lethal arms to Ukraine's beleaguered forces against a fresh offensive by pro-Russian rebels. German officials are much cooler on the prospect. 

The escalating fighting in eastern Ukraine has exposed a central strategic fissure between the United States and Germany, two key allies that both have stakes in the conflict.

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