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. About it reports a press-service of the Helsinki Commission.

“The decision of the President (Donald trump – ed.) – a good first step to give the Ukrainian people the means to protect themselves. The best way to stop Russian aggression is to contain it,” said the Senator.

Vickers also expressed hope that the assistance to Ukraine in terms of weapons will be expanded.

“I hope that will be also given approval for future sales of anti-tank weapons and other heavy weapons,” – he stressed.

The statement noted that the decision of the Department of state taken at the time that the fighting in Eastern Ukraine has sharply risen “to levels which were not observed for several months,” that they he connects with a unilateral exit of Russia from the Joint center for control and coordination of the ceasefire in the Donbass.

Yesterday, 21 December, the speaker of the state Department Heather Nauert said that the decision to approve commercial sale Ukraine light weapons there is nothing unusual or new, when compared with similar practices of the past, including the pre-war period.

See also: White house approved the first deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine – WP

US Senator: Decision trump weapons for Ukraine – the first step 22.12.2017

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