John Kerry visits Ukraine

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 11:26

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold talks in Ukraine, as Washington mulls whether to start sending weapons to help Kiev fight pro-Russian rebels.

Ashton Carter, the White House's choice for defence secretary, earlier said he was "inclined" to start supplying arms.

The US has so far only provided "non-lethal" assistance to Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Nato is set to unveil what the bloc's chief says are "the biggest reinforcement" of its "collective defence since the end of the Cold War".