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House Intel Chair: Arm Ukrainian Army

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“There are things that we can do that I think we’re not doing. I don’t think the rhetoric (from Obama administration officials) matches the reality on the ground,” he said on NBC's "Meet The Press."

Rogers said the arms would be intended for Ukrainians to “protect and defend themselves. And I think that sends a very clear message.”

Russian troops and armored vehicles were spotted massing along Ukraine's eastern border earlier this month.