McCain calls for bill requiring U.S. arms to Ukraine if Obama does not act

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Posted: Feb 05, 2015 12:28 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will write legislation requiring the United States to send arms to Ukraine if President Barack Obama does not move to send weapons, Republican Senator John McCain said on Thursday.

McCain led a group of Republican and Democratic senators at a news conference in pressing Obama to send arms to help Kiev defend itself against a Russian-backed separatist movement.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Bill Trott)