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US announces $250 million in military aid to Ukraine

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The United States announced Tuesday a $250 million military aid package for Ukraine to strengthen the former Soviet republic’s naval and land capabilities.

The new funding, which brings US military assistance to Ukraine to $1.5 billion since 2014, will pay for weapons and radars for the army, which has been fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east in a conflict that has left 13,000 dead in five years.