Media: Merkel support granting Ukraine weapons

Representatives of the German ruling party Christian democratic Union voted in favor of the idea to provide Ukraine with more money intelligence and weapons of a defensive nature.

About it reports DW.

«It is about ensuring legitimate defense exclusively on indisputably Ukrainian territories and, above all, in order to prevent further progress of the soldiers and paid separatists with Russian weapons,» said MEP Michael Galer, who was quoted by the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS).

The provision of defensive armament was supported by his party colleague and Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament Elmar Brok, however, only thus, «that Russia could not be used to violate the Minsk agreements». According to Brock, for all its shortcomings, the Minsk agreement has helped to limit the scale of the conflict.

Thus he insists that sanctions against Russia «in no case can not be eased or lifted», as OSCE data indicate a significantly larger number of violations of the cease-fire from Russia-backed separatists than from the Ukrainian military.

The representative of the Junior partner in the coalition, the Social democratic party (SPD), member of the Bundestag Committee on defense , Fritz Fallentree — against giving weapons to Kiev: «Ukraine’s Weapons it seems not very appropriate. When running in this way the spiral (of escalation of confrontation — ed.) the Ukraine despite all the support will still be left behind.» But Fallentree urges EU not to exclude the strengthening of sanctions against Russia and to develop concrete proposals for this.

The German foreign Ministry, which is headed by a member of the SPD Frank-Walter Steinmeieralso eliminate the supply of weapons to Ukraine. The Department stated FAS that provide even defensive weapons «is not to approach the foreign Minister to the decision of the Ukrainian conflict.»

Earlier, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly said that the question of deliveries to Ukraine of lethal weapons from the United States can be revisited after the election of the President of the United States.

Media: Merkel support granting Ukraine weapons 14.08.2016

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