Klimkin of defensive weapons for Ukraine: I Think we’re approaching this decision

Ukraine is «close» to the decision on providing defensive weapons. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in the air of ICTV channel.

«Regarding defensive weapons: I believe that we are approaching this decision. These conversations were conducted in new York, in Canada, we work with our European partners. We are talking about the elements of defensive weapons, but we are talking about the extension component of all weapons. We are talking about weapons of the 21st century. What we need to determine where is shooting from the occupied territories, so that our military could work under conditions of constant radioplay, so we can get new drones, including attack, is the logic of what we strive for,» – said Klimkin.

17 September 2017, the US Senate adopted draft law «about the budget of U.S. national security needs in 2018». The bill requires the allocation of Ukraine $500 million for defense, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. According to the President, the draft law authorizes the granting of lethal weapons of a defensive character.

Ukraine since the beginning of the military aggression of Russia in the spring of 2014 is holding negotiations with Western countries on the supply of lethal weapons, but so far without success. At the moment, the US supply Kiev only non-lethal aid (including armored Humvee vehicles, the unmanned RQ-11B Raven and counter-battery radars), and assist in the preparation of the Ukrainian military.

July 31 edition of the Wall Street Journal wrote that the US had developed a plan for the delivery of defensive weapons to Ukraine. We are talking about the transfer of anti-tank missiles Javelin and anti-aircraft defense.

24 August, during the visit to Kiev, U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis said that in the United States consider providing Ukraine with defensive lethal weapons.




Klimkin of defensive weapons for Ukraine: I Think we’re approaching this decision 26.09.2017

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