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Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on reports that the Obama Administration is denying a request by the Ukrainian government for arms, ammunition, and intelligence support for Ukraine's military:

“A Wall Street Journal report today claims that the Obama Administration is denying a request by the Ukrainian government for arms, ammunition, and intelligence support for Ukraine's military. If true, this is deeply disturbing.

“The United States should not be imposing an arms embargo on a victim of aggression. Putin's Russia has invaded Ukraine and is planning to annex Crimea. Russian forces are massing on Ukraine's border, raising concerns of a widening military intervention. Now is the time to show the Ukrainian government and people that the United States stands with them in their hour of greatest need.”

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