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U.S. congress prepares bill on providing $1 bln to arm Ukraine

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress have prepared a bill on the provision of $1 billion in lethal defensive aid to Ukraine.

The proposed bill envisages the provision of training, equipment and lethal defensive weapons to the security forces of Ukraine through September 30, 2017.

Member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Adam Smith told reporters: "It seems Russia has decided to go back to the Cold War."

In his words, the introduction of economic sanctions has not changed Russian President Vladimir Putin's plans.

[Source: Ukraine News Agency, Kyiv, 11Feb15]

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