Trump is considering arming Ukraine with lethal weapons

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US soldiers in action as they attend joint military exercises in Yavoriv training ground, near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, Ukraine.

Trump is considering arming Ukraine with lethal weapons


The Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic's conflict.

Opponents argue that arming Ukraine risks escalating the conflict while supporters say better weapons would act as a deterrence to Russian aggression and give a psychological and political boost to Kiev. The debate comes as Trump's new envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, is to visit Russia soon.
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