Ukraine has received 146 units of lethal weapons from Lithuania. About that today at the briefing said the Minister of defence “square” Stepan Poltorak. He said that Ukraine relies on the supply of lethal weapons from all partner countries, but at the moment it is only from Lithuania. How real is this scenario and what kind of weapon do you mean?
We are talking about weapons development and production of the former USSR, which Vilnius has put Kiev in 2016. “UKRINFORM” with reference to data available in the database of the United Nations, “information on the global arms trade” refers to certain types of weapons: heavy machine gun Vladimirova tank, caliber 14.5 mm, (installed on the APC) and 86 DShK (heavy machine gun Degtyarev-Shpagin, 12.7 mm, used on the machine and installed on the equipment).
A political scientist, candidate of political Sciences Anna Arlamova commented on the “MK” the statement of the Minister of defence of Ukraine.
– Any supply of weapons will only lead to an escalation of the military conflict in the Donbas. The current regime must somehow justify their shaky position. Under the pretext of national security government of Ukraine speculates on the relations with other countries and tries to get some support. The conflict in the Donbas has become a kind of commodity for export, and the supply of weapons from Lithuania – that other, as support voltage in the area of military conflict.
– Statement by the Minister of defence of Ukraine is nothing but an attempt to wishful thinking. Ukrainian propagandists are trying to demonstrate that the situation in the country concerned the whole world, and the United States and Europe support Ukraine.
However, we take Estonia or Latvia. In these countries, much more radical attitude towards Russia, but why is weapon set only Lithuania? A fake Facebook message the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of economic development and trade Stepan Kubiv that on behalf of the European powers, the Seimas of Lithuania has developed a “Marshall plan for Ukraine”? All this clumsy propaganda. And anyway, the fact that the Baltic countries sell weapons of Soviet times is not news.
Earlier, the Minister of defence of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis confirmed the delivery of small arms from Lithuania to Ukraine. In 2015-2016 Vilnius gave Kyiv 150 tons of military equipment, including machine guns.
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