Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine

  • German Foreign Minister: Berlin does not believe American weapons will resolve Donbas conflict

    At a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Wednesday in Kyiv, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that Germany is skeptical that the weapons provided by the United States of America will help resolve the situation in the Donbas.

    "If there is something of which the region [Donbas] is full, it’s weapons. We in Germany are rather skeptical about the idea that arms supplies could help resolve the conflict," Interfax-Ukraine quotes Gabriel as saying. "But …

  • Klimkin insists that US weapons are needed only for the defense of Ukraine

    At a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on January 3, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that the lethal weapons that the US will provide to Ukraine will be used only when provoked by Russia and the separatists, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    Klimkin stressed that the weapons will not be used to contribute to the escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    "We are talking about defense weapons. These weapons can and will be used in the event of …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will receive lethal weapons from the US in 2018

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that the much-anticipated defensive lethal weapons from the United States would be supplied to Ukraine in 2018. He posted on Facebook that “Next year, the military budget of our country will be a record 86 billion hryvnia ($3 billion). We will receive lethal defensive weapons from our partners in the United States."

    Poroshenko expressed confidence that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would continue to replenish their arsenal with the latest military …

  • Five European countries supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

    Five Eastern European countries are currently supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, as stated by Pavlo Barbul, the director of the state-owned enterprise SpetsTechnoExport, which specializes in the trade in military technologies.

     “In particular, [the automatic grenade launchers] VOG-17 and VOG-25, ammunition for grenade launchers, some artillery ammunition – 100-mm and 152-mm – that’s what’s top priority. I will not name the countries, quantities or prices, but yes, we do import those", said …

  • Kremlin: Moscow has not decided yet on the provision of lethal weapons to Donbas separatists

    The Kremlin declared that Moscow has made no decision concerning the supply of defensive weapons to the separatist-controlled territory of the eastern Ukraine following the US decision to supply Kyiv with such weapons.

    "No decisions have been made regarding this," Russian President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on December 25. According to him, the Kremlin has a negative attitude toward the US decision to supply Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank complexes.

    On December 23, US State Department …

  • Poroshenko thanks the US for the decision to supply weapons to Ukraine

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko called the US decision to allow the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine a long long-awaited step.

     The president of Ukraine wrote on his Facebook page that the head of the US State Department Rex Tillerson confirmed the information about the sale of in a telephone conversation that took place on the evening of December 22.

    At the same time, the report published on the website of the Ukrainian President does not mention the topic of the sale of weapons …

  • Russia: US decision to supply weapons to Ukraine is dangerous

    “The decision of the US authorities to supply weapons to Ukraine is dangerous and will provoke Kyiv to use force in the conflict in eastern Ukraine,” said on Saturday the Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grigory Karasin, RIA news agency reports.

    The US Department of State stated on Friday that the United States will provide Ukraine with enhanced defensive capabilities" to help it "deter further aggression". The weapons will include anti-tank missiles.

    “The supply of any …

  • US State Department confirms sale of weapons to Ukraine

    RIA Novosti reports that US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has stated that Washington decided to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine to ensure the protection of its territorial integrity and sovereignty.

    "The United States has decided to provide Ukraine with enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our efforts to help Ukraine build its long-term defensive capabilities to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression," Nauert said in a …

  • Canadian Foreign Minister: Ukraine has not submitted a request for supply of lethal weapons yet

    Ukraine has not yet applied to Canada for the purchase of weapons, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Chrystia Freeland, during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

    "We have included Ukraine in the list of countries to which Canadian plants are permitted to sell Canadian weapons. This is just the first step. We have a complex process in Canada, which is very important for us to control the export of arms. We take this very seriously because this is a very …

  • Russia warns US and Canada against supplying weapons to Ukraine

    An the UN Security Council, Russia  warned the United States and Canada about the possible consequences of supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, TASS news agency reports. "Pumping Ukraine with American and Canadian warfare means pushes its leadership to seek new military adventures," said Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Pyotr Ilyichev, at a meeting of the Security Council dedicated to the small arms.

    Ilyichev reminded that Canada declared its readiness to issue licenses to …