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    The United States is becoming a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict by supporting its armed forces, chairman of the Russian upper house of parliament's foreign affairs committee Konstantin Kosachev told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson said in a statement Wednesday that Washington strongly supports "building the capacity of Ukraine's forces."

    "By supporting 'capacity building' of the Ukrainian armed forces, the US will de facto become a party to the domestic Ukrainian conflict on the side of the militant Kiev authorities, who continue to rely on force rather than political settlement of the situation in the southeast," Kosachev said Thursday.


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