The white house for the first time approved the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine – media

The administration of U.S. President Donald trump for the first time allow the sale of lethal defensive arms to Ukraine. It was on December 20, The Washington Post reported, citing White house officials.

It is noted that the Department of State 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

With the implementation of more heavy weapons requested by the Ukrainian government, such as anti-tank missiles Javelin, it is not, says the publication.

The newspaper reminds that the United States Congress authorized the sale of lethal weapons in 2014 in the «Law on freedom support of Ukraine», but the administration of then-President Barack Obama’s final decision and was not accepted.

The administration trump has notified the relevant committees of Congress about the decision on 13 December, but public statements on this occasion have not acted.

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.




The white house for the first time approved the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine – media 21.12.2017

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