US senators promise solidarity and weapons for Ukraine in warning to Putin

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  • Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) attend a news briefing following their meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv, Ukraine January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KYIV (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of United States senators promised solidarity and weapons on a visit to Kyiv on Monday while warning Russian President Vladimir Putin against launching a new military offensive against Ukraine.

Kyiv and its Western allies have sounded the alarm after Russia massed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine's borders and pressed the United States for security guarantees, including a block on Ukraine joining the NATO alliance.

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