Ukraine leader gets support in U.S., but not lethal aid

September 18, 2014 11:54 PM

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Ukraine leader gets support in U.S., but not lethal aid

Washington (CNN) -- American leaders offered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko a high-profile platform Thursday to advocate for greater support to his besieged military, though the levels of assistance ultimately offered by the United States fell short of his requests.

After an address to a joint session of Congress, Poroshenko met with Secretary of State John Kerry and later with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, where he requested help arming his troops to battle Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine -- a request that once again was rebuffed.

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