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WASHINGTON -- After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops.
In Ukraine, the delegation led by U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., visited Dnipropetrovsk and went to Eastern Command Headquarters, met with soldiers who had recently returned from fighting in eastern Ukraine and sat down with a group raising money and supplies for soldiers.
"That's as far east as our embassy would allow us to go," Cotton said. The Ukrainian servicemen had just been on the battlefield. "Their units had just been fighting the previous day, and they'd actually taken two [killed in action] the previous day."