News

Durbin Supports Military Aid for Ukraine

Durbin Supports Military Aid for Ukraine

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is in favor of sending a limited amount of military aid to Ukraine.

That would consist of items such as fuel, tires, and sleeping bags, but Durbin won’t rule out giving more to help Ukraine defend itself from Russia.

“I want to make sure they have that capacity,” Durbin said, “and I think, beyond nonlethal aid, we have to put on the table the possibility of small arms sales. I don’t think that’s gonna provoke Russia beyond what they’ve done today, and Ukraine needs it.”

Durbin has previously ruled out sending US troops to Ukraine, and says the country isn’t asking for that kind of assistance. The Senate is expected to consider the aid package this week.

Ukrainian troops have begun pulling out of the Crimea region, which was annexed by Russia last week. Durbin and other US officials have said the referendum that justified that annexation was illegal.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

in Local

Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

william j kelly

William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

in Local

Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

in Local

Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

mitsubishi

Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

in Local

St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

rick watson

Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.