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 US senators urge Trump to increase support for Ukraine

A group of 27 U.S. senators sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump on Thursday, asking to step up support for Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.

"In light of Russia's continued aggression and repeated refusal to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereign right to choose its own destiny, we also renew our call for the United States to increase political, economic and military support for Ukraine," the letter reads.

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The senators also said they believe Russia's annexation of Crimea should not be accepted and the United States should not lift sanctions imposed on Russia for its behavior in eastern Ukraine.

The letter was signed by 12 Republican and 15 Democratic senators.

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