President Barack Obama and Ukrainian Prime Minister to meet today

Mar 12, 2014 7:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (ahr-SEHN'-ee yaht-sehn-YOOK') will meet today in Washington with President Barack Obama.

Yatsenyuk has called on the West to defend Ukraine against Russia, which he says "is armed to the teeth" and "has nuclear weapons."

He has asked Russia, the U.S. and Britain to abide by a treaty signed in 1994, in which they pledged to guarantee Ukraine's security in exchange for surrendering its share of Soviet nuclear arsenals to Russia.


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