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    White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said that US President Barack Obama had not yet made a decision on the provision of lethal assistance to Ukraine.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama has not yet made a decision whether to provide lethal assistance to Ukraine, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told journalists on Tuesday.

    "I don’t have an update for you on that at this time," Schultz said, adding that the Obama administration is constantly reevaluating the situation on the ground in Ukraine.

    Schultz noted that that Obama believes "this is a conflict that has to be resolved at the negotiating table.”

    In December, Obama signed into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act that authorizes providing lethal assistance to Kiev, and introduces new sanctions against Russia.

    Russian officials, however, have condemned the law and said Moscow would implement retaliatory measures if the full provisions of the bill are implemented.

    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)


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