Obama Considers Sending Lethal Aid to Ukraine as Pro-Russian Rebels Intensify Attacks, Look to Build Army of 100,000 Fighters

U.S. officials are considering sending lethal aid such as defensive weapons to the government of Ukraine in its ongoing battle against pro-Russian rebels, as the clashes have been intensifying in recent weeks. The rebels, who are attacking a number of cities in the eastern parts of the country, are looking to build an army of 100,000 fighters.