Lethal weapons of the United States of America, which plan to supply to Ukraine, will have a weight, if someone starts an invasion of the territory of the state. The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis said Friday during communication with the press, reports Voice of America.
“While no one wants to invade Ukraine, hope that the effect of this weapon will not be significant. It is a defensive weapon,” said Mattis.
Also, according to him, the military role of the USA in Ukraine will not change.
“Now there are our military trainers who help prepare the army of Ukraine in accordance with NATO standards, and the reason for this is that we want to make sure that the APU serve the interests of the people of Ukraine”, – he added.
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On 21 December, the Administration of U.S. President Donald trump approved the first commercial shipments of lethal defensive arms to Ukraine. The state Department has approved a commercial license, which permits the export of sniper systems Model M107A1, ammunition and accessories in the amount of $41.5 million
22 Dec the Chairman of the US Helsinki Commission and senior member of the armed services Committee of the Senate Roger wicker welcomed the White house decision on the commercial supply of small arms, calling it a first step to help countries that are at war with the Russian aggression, which may be followed by providing antitank weapons.
23 December, 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.
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