@BarackObama to reassure #Putin : Won’t provide lethal aid to #Ukraine

Lavrov warns West from supporting Ukrainian military action as Kiev’s deadline passes for separatists to end siege of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.

The White House on Monday said President Barack Obama would speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin soon, perhaps later in the day, and made clear the United States was not considering lethal aid for Ukraine.

“We are looking at a variety of ways to demonstrate our strong support for Ukraine including diplomatically and economically,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.

“We’re not actively considering lethal aid but we are reviewing the kinds of assistance we can provide,” he said.

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