Pledging support for a new and fragile government, President
"The United States is absolutely committed to standing behind the Ukrainian people not just in the coming days weeks but in the coming years," Obama said after a private meeting with President-elect
Obama announced a new chunk of nonlethal military aid for Ukraine -- $5 million for the provision of body armor, night-vision goggles and communications equipment.
Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate magnate and politician, was elected last month in Ukraine's first elections since a rebellion ousted the country's pro-Russia president in February. He is slated to be sworn into office on Saturday, assuming control of a government still battling militias seeking to follow their Crimean neighbors in joining Russia.
Poroshenko, Obama and other Western leaders have blasted the Kremlin as fueling the push for
Even as the violence continues, Poroshenko is trying to stabilize the cash-strapped government in Kiev. The oligarch has pledged to work with the U.S. and