In the state Duma called the approval of the White house the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine «sophisticated, irresponsible move»

The head of the state Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Shamanov told reporters that the White house’s decision approving the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine – «sophisticated, irresponsible move.» This writes TASS.

The U.S. Congress authorized the sale of lethal weapons in 2014 the law «On freedom support of Ukraine», but the administration of then-President Barack Obama’s final decision and was not accepted.

December 20 edition of the Washington Post reported that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump for the first time allow the sale of lethal defensive arms to Ukraine. The state Department, according to the publication, in December, approved a commercial license for export to Ukraine sniper rifles, Barrett M107A1, ammunition and related accessories in the amount of $41.5 million

On 14 November, the Council of national security of the United States Trump offered to give $47 million for the purchase of Ukrainian weapons, including the Javelin.

November 17, Congress approved a draft budget of the United States in 2018, which envisages the allocation to Ukraine $350 million in aid to strengthen security and defense. The document authorizes the provision of lethal weapons of a defensive nature.




In the state Duma called the approval of the White house the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine «sophisticated, irresponsible move» 21.12.2017

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