Ukraine will receive us weapons not for offensive but for defense. This was reported in Facebook the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak.
“Ukraine will receive weapons from the United States! This assistance is not to attack, but to protect our territory from the aggressor,” – he stressed.
Poltorak expressed gratitude to the U.S. for assistance to Ukraine in the fight for independence.
Earlier today, ABC News, citing four sources, the U.S. state Department announced that President Donald trump will soon announce approval of its plan of sale of anti-tank complexes of Ukraine, including the Javelin system.
Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly has confirmed that the American side made a final decision on supplying Ukraine with weapons, including lethal. President Poroshenko said that the decision of the leadership of the United States to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine was confirmed by the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the aggressor state Sergei Ryabkov said that the U.S. is in “some sense crossed the line”, announcing the intention to transfer weapons Ukraine direct damaging effect and the supply of weapons can cause a “new victims” in the Donbass.