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    The US government has sent the Petro Poroshenko regime in Ukraine more than a quarter of a billion dollars in weapons and other army ordnance, US Army Europe Commanding General Ben Hodges told a Department of Defense briefing.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — He also noted that Ukraine would be involved in the 2016 NATO Trident Juncture exercises. This year’s Trident Juncture exercises involved 36,000 personnel from more than 30 nations across the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and other regions.

    "More than $250 million of equipment has been delivered to Ukraine," Hodges told the briefing on Wednesday.

    Hodges, who directly commands all US ground forces deployed in Europe under NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Philip Breedlove, said the massive expenditure meant the United States was fully committed to defending Poroshenko’s regime and army.

    "We're here. We're with you. We're spending hundreds of millions of dollars," Hodges said.

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

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