Ukraine’s voluntary militia called the Azov Battalion holds artillery training in east Ukraine’s village of Urzuf that sits west of the port city of Mariupol on the Azov Sea, March 19, 2015. Marko Djurica/ REUTERS
The Chechen parliament have threatened to send weapons to Mexico in retaliation to the U.S. Congress calling for defensive lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending arms – the resolution was passed 348 to 48.
U.S. senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson branded it “absolutely necessary” that president Obama provide lethal and nonlethal military assistance to Ukraine, in light of the attacks by Russian-backed rebels on civilians in Mariupol in January.
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