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Ukraine Expects Trump to Approve Arms Deliveries

Ukrainian lawmakers are optimistic that the White House will give the green light for long-sought weapons.

With the final decision on sending weapons to Ukraine sitting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s desk, some Ukrainian politicians are rubbing their hands in anticipation.

“We are really satisfied with the acceleration of U.S.-Ukraine relations at the moment,” Artur Gerasymov, a member of Ukrainian parliament and chairman of a military subcommittee, told Foreign Policy. In particular, Kiev is excited by the prospect of getting not just moral support, but “concrete things,” including “defensive lethal weapon provision to Ukraine.”

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