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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Volcker: Russian tanks in the Donbass more than weapons from the United States

The special representative of the United States Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the volume of supply of American weapons to Ukraine are small in comparison with chyslennostyu of Russian tanks in Donbas, he said in an interview with the BBC.

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Kurt Volker and Peter Poroshenko.

“We have offered Ukraine with defensive weapons. For example, anti-tank weapons”, – said the representative of the United States.

He explained that such weapons can only be used against tanks, and “the volume of deliveries is quite small compared to the number of tanks that Russia has deployed in the East of Ukraine.”

In his opinion, it is the American weapons ineffective for offensive operations and an escalation of the military conflict.

Walker also expressed the hope that such a move by the United States of America said that there had been considerable political support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

He also reported on the rights of Kiev to defend itself and support other countries to fill gaps in his defense. “Ukraine as an independent country has right to defend itself against aggression,” – said the diplomat.

Recall that in late December of 2017, media reported that the intention of the President of the United States Donald trump to approve the plan of deliveries of anti-tank weapons Square. It was about the supply of 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers for a total amount of 47 million dollars.

In the case of official approval of arms sales by Donald trump, the plan will submit to the Congress for consideration within thirty days after forwarded to the state Department.

According to the American authorities, the weapons will be provided to Kiev for free.

Read the story: Georgia has supplied the first batch of anti-tank complexes in the United States “javelin”

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