Is it over? Russian meddling forces Trump to break bromance with Putin

Giving weapons to Russia’s enemy

Trump in December agreed for the first time to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine to defend against Russian-backed forces who seized territory in the eastern Donbas region.

Congress had approved lethal weapons sales to Ukraine in 2014, but then-president Barack Obama declined to follow through, and Trump also put off the decision for months. Trump’s campaign aides pressed to remove a clause about providing Ukraine with lethal weapons from the GOP platform in the summer of 2016, replacing it “appropriate assistance.”

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