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Updated: 08/12/2014 08:00:00AM

Nelson is Ukraine-bound

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will head to Ukraine for a series of meetings on defense planning and humanitarian aid as 20,000 Russian troops have built up at the Ukraine border, spurring continuing tensions there.

Nelson, D-Florida, a senior member of the U.S. State Armed Services Committee, said during a media conference call Monday afternoon that Gen. Philip Breedlove, Supreme Allied commander in Europe, urged him and his fellow committee members to make the trip, which will span several weeks.

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