Ukraine will receive lethal defensive weapons, the supply of which the administration of U.S. President decided at the end of last year, for free. In an interview with RBC-Ukraine said the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.
“Indeed last year, the Administration of (U.S. President – ed.) adopted the decision on granting Ukraine additional defensive possibilities. So far, the details of how this is done, no. We have, as in Ukraine, there is a certain procedure – for the implementation of these decisions we must inform the Congress on how it will be done. And only after this procedure, proceed to implementation”, – said Jovanovic.
On the question of whether it is supplied by the U.S. government or from private commercial firms, the Ambassador replied that we are talking about government assistance.
“Now we’re talking about the defense assistance provided to Ukraine from the United States government. Commercial contracts and commercial sales is an entirely different issue,” she said.
Jovanovic has said that Ukraine will get it’s arms absolutely free.
We will remind, on December 21, 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