Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine

  • Poroshenko: US weapons will help liberate the Donbas

     Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that US weapons would help Ukraine to liberate the Donbas, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Above all, American weapons can help us liberate the Donbas and return the Ukrainian territories," said the President of Ukraine during a speech at the US Military Academy at West Point in New York.

    Poroshenko expressed regret that the topic of providing Ukraine with lethal weapons is still unresolved and controversial.

    He also believes that giving Ukraine …

  • Rasmussen: Russia agreed to peacekeepers because of the threat of Ukraine receiving lethal weapons

    Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said during the 14th Yalta European Strategy (YES) annual meeting that Ukraine's partners could loosen sanctions against Russia after the introduction of UN peacekeepers in Donbas with a full-fledged mandate.

     “If Russia accepts what I said - namely, giving the UN peacekeeping mission a clear mandate with full control of the Russian-Ukrainian border and covering the entire territory to protect the population, then a carrot can be given to …

  • Kuchma: there is more likelihood that Ukraine will receive lethal weapons during Trump’s presidency than when Obama was in power

    The representative of Ukraine in the Tripartite Contact Group, the second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, believes that after Donald Trump came to power, Ukraine has a better chance of receiving lethal weapons, as he expressed during the YES forum.

    He noted that work with the administration of US President Donald Trump in this matter is more promising than with the administration of Barack Obama.

    "Let's wait till he [Trump] has a good mood in favor of Ukraine and are problems with Russia. …

  • Ukrainian army will receive a new batch of Hummers from the USA

    The next batch of army cars will arrive in Ukraine from the United States, said the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the US, Valeriy Chaly, during a broadcast of Radio Liberty.

    "The same 'Humvee' cars  - a new supply of new cars, of quality, including medical, is currently planned," he said.

    However, when answering a question about lethal weapons, Chaly confirmed that there is support from the Pentagon and the State Department in this matter, and that the final …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S.: Ukraine negotiating with Washington on supply of defensive weapons

    Ukraine is negotiating with the United States of America on the supply of defensive weapons, stated the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Valeriy Chaly during an interview with Radio Liberty.

    “Yesterday there was a discussion. High-level experts of the United States suggested talking about defensive weapons. Anti-tank weapons, anti-mine weapons, communication equipment, anti-ballistic radar,” said Chaly.

    According to him, in the near future, Ukraine expects to include the issue of …

  • Ukrainian Vice-Prime-Minister: Washington close to a decision on the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Vice-Prime-Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, has stated that Ukraine is drawing closer to a decision by the United States on the provision of lethal defensive weapons.

    "I certainly would not name any dates related to when the decision by the US on whether to grant Ukraine lethal defensive weapons will be finally decided. However, from the way we are negotiating, and how the dialogue is developing, I would say that we have come very …

  • Putin: Supply of American weapons to Ukraine will not change the situation in Donbas

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, stated that the supply of US weapons to Ukraine, if such a decision is made, won’t change anything in the Donbas, as he told journalists at a press conference after the BRICS summit.

    “It is the sovereign decision of the United States to sell weapons or supply for free, and which country gets this help. We can’t influence this process, but there are common international rules and approaches. The supply of weapons to the conflict zone is not beneficial to …

  • Lithuania calls on the US to start shipping weapons to Ukraine

    The United States should be helping Ukraine with arms supplies, said Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis on Thursday on national radio.

    "Assistance from the US should not be just symbolic, but also be the supply of specific weapons that would help neutralize modern Russian weapons available in the Donbas," Karoblis said.

    The head of the Defense Ministry expressed hope that "sooner or later such a decision will be made by Washington. Then, perhaps, the example of the United …

  • Poroshenko and Mattis discuss shipments of defensive weapons to Ukraine

    On August 24 President Petro Poroshenko and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis held discussions in Kyiv, during which they discussed the matter of reinforcing Ukraine’s defensive capabilities, Poroshenko told reporters.

    “We continued discussing the matter of defensive aid for Ukraine and enhancing the existing level of military collaboration. I expressed gratitude to our partners, first and foremost for the effective military aid which we have had since the first moments of aggression. We …

  • Former Russian MP: Surkov delivered to Volker Moscow's response regarding possible supply by the US of lethal weapons for Ukraine

    At a meeting of the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, the issue of providing lethal weapons to Ukraine was discussed said Former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev in an interview with InfoResist.

    The expert believes that discussion of the specific issue of granting lethal weapons to Ukraine will be a key topic during the visit of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the country.

    "The issue of deliveries of …