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NATO Pledges New Ukraine Military Aid, Debates New Bases


Today's NATO summit focused almost entirely on the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine, and even though a ceasefire seems to be just hours from being finalized, NATO has pledged $19 million in additional military aid to Ukraine to fight the rebels.

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sought to downplay the ceasefire deal, saying it was likely some sort of Russian trick and shouldn't be trusted. The US, for it's part, lauded the Ukrainian president for agreeing to the Russian-proposed ceasefire, but then condemned Russia.

NATO still remains divided on sending "lethal aid" to Ukraine, and the $19 million is just a token to express their support for continuing the war in the nation's east.