Trump did not want escalation with Russia, therefore, refused to supply weapons to Ukraine – media

The President of the United States Donald trump refused to provide weapons to Ukraine, including anti-tank missiles Javelin, March 30, reports NBC News, citing senior officials.

Offers on weapons supplies to Ukraine promoted dismissed U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. According to interlocutors of the edition, he held a meeting with the American President after trump’s advisers on national security has approved the plan of supply Kiev weapons. Tillerson proposed to speak on this subject with trump «in a few months during regular meetings».

At the same time when a draft decision on arms supplies to Ukraine came to the Trump for a signature, he expressed concern that such actions will strengthen the escalation in relations with Russia and lead to a wider conflict.

As stated by one of the interlocutors edition, trump also said in the White house, which considers Ukraine a «challenge for Europe». According to sources, the us President insisted that the weapons sold to Ukraine, and not handed for free.

According to several senior officials of the White house, presidential advisers spent months trying to convince him to sign the decision about the transfer of weapons to Ukraine.

In December of 2017, after signing, trump told the national security adviser Herbert McMaster that it could aggravate the situation in Ukraine and lead to a major war. The McMaster replied that the war in Ukraine already goes, what trump said that «the United States do not participate in it».

Ukraine since the beginning of the military aggression of Russia in the spring of 2014 he negotiated with the United States to supply lethal weapons. At the moment Washington supplying Kiev only non-lethal aid (including armored Humvee vehicles, the unmanned RQ-11B Raven and counter-battery radars), and assists in the preparation of the Ukrainian military.

On March 1 the U.S. Department of State announced the decision to sell Ukraine anti-tank missile systems Javelin.

Trump did not want escalation with Russia, therefore, refused to supply weapons to Ukraine – media 30.03.2018

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