December 21, 2017
President Trump approves lethal-arms exports to Ukraine, reversing a previous Obama-era decision.
The White House approved the more than $41 million sale of sniper systems, and related equipment to Ukraine Wednesday.
The Trump administration has yet to clear the sales of heavier weapons such as anti-tank Javelin missiles requested by Ukraine.
The country has been fighting a years-long pro-Russian insurgency in its two eastern regions.
The Obama administration previously refused to sell lethal arms to Ukraine, fearing a backlash from Russia.