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Obama Resists GOP Call To Better Arm Ukraine

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U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question during a joint news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at his residence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Opening the first visit to Malaysia by a U.S. president in nearly half a century, Obama holds economic and security talks with Razak, who leads a southeast Asian nation with an important role in Obama's efforts to forge deeper ties with the region. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Obama shares Republican senators’ commitment to tough sanctions against Russia and assistance for the Ukrainian people, but opposes supplying military weapons and lethal aid to Ukraine, the White House repeated on Wednesday.

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