Ukrainian President Poroshenko asks US military assistance during visit to Washington

The high-level visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Washington on 18 September attracted much greater attention in the US capital than any other recent visit of a foreign head of state. His busy schedule saw President Poroshenko in the morning addressing the House of Representatives and the Senate in a joint meeting of US Congress before heading to the White House to meet President Barack Obama in the afternoon.
President Petro Poroshenko at the White House. Photo Ludo Segers

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