The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that discussions with the USA on granting Ukraine weapons is underway. About this Klimkin said the program «Right to rule» on the TV channel «1+1».
The Minister expressed belief that in the United States to uphold a consistent position on assistance to Ukraine in fight against Russian aggression and to provide assistance for reform.
In particular, he said: «Help us how we could get Russia to fulfill the Minsk agreements, and a very clear position on the Crimea, and assistance in how to achieve — and that is our goal, declared by NATO, until 2020, for our security and defence sector NATO standards», — said Klimkin.
However, he said that it is also about the material resources. «First, we are talking about money, and each of these years, we have provided very substantial financial assistance. Now Congress, as you know, introduced a bill, and it is very serious help. We received weapons, we have to be honest, not lethal, but now discussions on this are underway, but it is very important weapon that helped us a lot. For example, counter-battery weapon (counterbattery radars — ed). For example, exercise» — said Klimkin.
In addition, Klimkin said that the President of the United States of America Donald trump during a recent telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has demonstrated a good poinformowano about the situation in Ukraine.
Klimkin said that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held two telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald trump, and the first concerned the Dating of the presidents. In particular, he said that the first conversation after the inauguration of the tramp was planned to be a certain Protocol, but according to the Minister, «so he did not».
Klimkin said that during the first conversation trump asked Poroshenko what is happening in the Donbas.
«And held, for me, a very cool exchange of views,» added the Minister.
At the same time, he spoke about the recent conversation Poroshenko with trump, which took place on the night of 5 February.
«She was very deep in content since it started in accordance with a few phrases, greetings and went straight to the point, literally the fourth phrase,» — said Klimkin.
As the Minister noted, the Ukrainian head of state in great detail informed the leader of the United States about the situation around Town.
«A very specific conversation that’s happening, why it occurs, and from the American President sounded very deep questions that show that he was prolifigacy. He knew the facts, and it was a really good conversation,» — said Klimkin.
He also added that some things can not say. As evidenced Klimkin, during a call Poroshenko with trump, he and the Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev was present and heard the contents of the conversation.
«We listen to the conversation. To participate in the conversation, I refrain from details, but we were present at the conversation in order to work as a team,» — said Klimkin.
In addition, he confirmed that next week will visit the United States. According to him, the new US administration knows which policy to adhere to, and what are her interests.
«And her interests lie in supporting the democratic and European Ukraine, and we in no way returned to post-Soviet reality», — said Klimkin. He also spoke about preparations for the visit of the President of Ukraine to the United States for a possible meeting with trump.
«We also meet with the national security Council and State Department. We need to prepare properly for this meeting. Since we have several issues on the agenda, some of the proposals in the context of interaction — Ukrainian and American — we cook separately. I want them first to discuss. They are now discussing our Ambassador (Valeriy Chaly), we have a few extra contacts,» — said the Minister.
At the same time he expressed his opinion and in the context of a brief meeting of the leader of the political party «Batkivshchyna» Yulia Tymoshenko with the trump in the National prayer Breakfast in Washington.
«I think it’s very sad when our politicians – no matter who – use a very important international meeting in a purely domestic political purposes. And I believe both personally and as a Minister. If so we all went, all of the Verkhovna Rada met and promoted our interests, I would be for it was as much as two hands. But really, it is, alas, not so. Let’s work on the state, on Ukraine, not on political struggle,» — said the Minister.
As reported previously Poroshenko said that his visit to the United States to meet with President Donald trump will be held in the near future.
Klimkin spoke about the possibility of granting Ukraine weapons from the United States and the conversation Poroshenko with trump 10.02.2017