Ten heavily armored American humvees were delivered to Boryspil International Airport near Kiev, Ukraine today as part of the United States commitment to send defense aid to the nation in its struggle against Russian separatists.
The House passed resolution Monday that urges President Obama to provide Ukraine with military assistance in its struggle against Russia. The measure was well received in Ukraine.
What a weird day.
One year ago, the Russian Federation annexed Crimea. Wednesday, Vladimir Putin celebrated the anniversary with a rally in downtown Moscow to culminate days of celebration nationwide. Bands played, crowds of more than 100,000 people gathered in patriotic fervor, and Putin sang Russia's national anthem.
Next week, EU leaders will meet to discuss effective long-term strategies for policy with Russia. So far, sanctions have not been effective in changing Russian public support of Putin's government.
Days after the death of Putin opponent Boris Nemtsev, who claimed to be able to prove Russian support of the rebels in Ukraine, rebel armed forces are still moving heavy weapons and equipment into eastern Ukraine.
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