The decision of the administration of the President of the United States to give Ukraine lethal defensive weapons is removing restrictions imposed by the administration of former President Barack Obama. This representative of the USA concerning Ukraine’s Kurt Volker said in an interview with Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy.

“As for Ukraine, here we are talking about a very narrow issue – we have a country that defends its territory, the loss of which amounted to more than ten thousand killed in this conflict that lasts three and a half years.” “And this decision was, in fact, remove the restrictions since the Obama administration”, – he said.

He also said that the former us-President Obama at the time, imposed restrictions on provision of assistance to Ukraine from the USA.

“The United States established relations in the field of defense with many countries, but Ukraine was, in fact, allocated in a separate category. So now we have lifted restrictions, allowing you to treat Ukraine like any other country,” said Walker.

See also: In Russia called “path to war” supplies to Ukraine weapons from the United States

As reported 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

Read also: Poroshenko: Ukraine will receive weapons from the United States without fanfare

Volcker: the U.S. Decision on weapons – removal of restrictions of the age of Obama 30.12.2017

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