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Monday, February 19, 2018

“To repel further aggression”: the United States decided to supply Ukraine with “defensive weapons”


The United States has taken the decision to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons enhanced. This was stated by state Department spokesman Heather Nauert. Deliveries will be made to ensure protection of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

The American authorities took a decision on supplying Ukraine with reinforced defensive weapons “to repel further aggression”. This was stated by state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.

“The United States decided to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons reinforced as part of our efforts to provide aid to Kiev to build a long-term defensive capabilities to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and to repel further aggression,” — said in the state Department.

The statement of the representative of the American foreign Ministry stresses that such assistance is only defensive.

“Help US, as we said earlier, is purely defensive in nature, we always talked about it,” – quotes the document RIA Novosti news Agency. The statement also says that “Ukraine is a sovereign state that has right to defend itself”.

The state Department also pointed to the importance of the Minsk agreements to resolve the situation in the conflict zone, implementation of which is commitment to remain in Washington.

Before application, Nauert in the media appeared information that the White house approved a plan to provide Ukraine with “lethal weapons,” including anti-tank missiles Javelin. About it journalists were told by high-ranking officials.

According to the TV channel ABC News, the us President Donald trump intends shortly to approve the plan of supplying Ukraine with antitank missile complexes in the amount of $ 47 million. This information was confirmed from four sources in the state Department.

The package of arms, referred to, includes 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers. The package can also be included Javelin made in the USA.

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