U.S. to give non-lethal aid to Ukraine

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As the conflict in eastern Ukraine intensifies, the U.S. announced plans to give non-lethal aid to the region. Meanwhile, the NATO summit is dominated by talks on Russia.

Ukraine’s army continued targeting para-military units operating in the country’s eastern areas Wednesday. For the second day running, clashes continued between Ukraine’s military and the militia in Sloviansk. Stephanie Freid reports from eastern Ukraine.

Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine

Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine's army continued targeting para-military units operating in the country's eastern areas Wednesday. For the second day running, clashes continued between Ukraine's military and the militia in Sloviansk. Stephanie Freid reports from eastern Ukraine.

 

Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama has offered 5-million dollars’ worth of “non-lethal aid” to Ukraine. This came as Obama met the President-elect of Ukraine in Poland. But it might not be quite the reassurance some were hoping for. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Kiev.

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President Obama announces U.S. non-lethal aid to Ukraine

President Obama announces U.S. non-lethal aid to Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama has offered 5-million dollars' worth of "non-lethal aid" to Ukraine. This came as Obama met the President-elect of Ukraine in Poland. But it might not be quite the reassurance some were hoping for. CCTV's Roee Ruttenberg has more from Kiev.

 

The Ukraine crisis and tensions with Russia dominated a two-day meeting of NATO defense ministers. As CCTV’s Jack Barton reports — the U.S. called on Europe to spend “more” on defense — if NATO is to remain credible.

U.S. warns NATO members of Russia wake-up call

U.S. warns NATO members of Russia wake-up call

The Ukraine crisis and tensions with Russia dominated a two-day meeting of NATO defense ministers. As CCTV's Jack Barton reports -- the U.S. called on Europe to spend "more" on defense -- if NATO is to remain credible.

The NATO summit ended with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warning that Russia’s actions in Ukraine should act as a wake-up call for the organization. Hagel said the only response was for Europe to reverse a decade of cuts in defense spending or face the risks posed by a weakened alliance.

NATO officials did welcome Moscow’s recognition of the new government in Kiev, but called on Russia to pull its remaining troops away from the Ukrainian border and cease stoking tensions.