Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine
The Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized US and Canadian authorities for supplying weapons to Ukraine, and has urged them to think about "personal responsibility".
"Washington and Ottawa keep on distorting facts and accusing the Donbas militias of shelling actually conducted by Ukrainian troops... The feeling is growing that these attempts to shift responsibility are not accidental. Washington and Ottawa appear to be seeking a pretext to begin large-scale supplies of lethal weapons to …
The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN) has prepared a report advising the government to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons in order to enhance the capabilities of the Ukrainian army in confronting the Russian Federation.
"We recommend that the Government of Canada provide lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty from Russian aggression," the document says. However, in turn, Ukraine must demonstrate that it is "actively working to eradicate …
US National Security Advisor Herbert McMaster promised that Washington will continue to supply the Ukrainian army with non-lethal weaponry.
According to him, the US should oppose Russia’s attempts to destabilize, while avoiding a global conflict.
He also emphasized that shipments of non-lethal aid will strengthen the defensive capabilities of Kyiv, which is doing a lot to implement reform.
“The Ukrainians are taking significant steps to implement government and military reform. The shipment …
Lithuania’s provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine should send a signal to other former Soviet Union countries where there is still production of USSR's weapons, as stated by the acting Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Leonid Holopatyuk, Radio Liberty reports.
"Lithuania does not pursue just any security issues that are being discussed at the EU and NATO. This decisive step of Lithuania must be a signal to other post-Soviet countries, where the weapons of …
On Wednesday the Lithuanian government decided to transfer weapons and ammunition worth nearly €2 million to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense for free. Weapons that were used by the Lithuanian military until they were replaced with new weapons, corresponding to NATO standards, will be given to Ukraine, the official website of the Lithuanian Defense Ministry reports.
“The transfer of assets is consistent and comprehensive support of Ukraine by Lithuania, by strengthening her defensive …
The Lithuanian government has decided to give Ukraine €1.93 million of weapons, including 7,000 Kalashnikov automatic rifles and 2 million bullets, and 80 machine guns, mortars and antitank weapons. This was reported on Sunday November 26 by RIA Novosti with reference to the Lithuanian government’s draft resolution, drawn up by the Defense Ministry of the Baltic republic and published on its official page.
“The Lithuanian government has decided to transfer material property worth €1.93 million …
The Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko stated that Ukraine had agreed with the United States on the list of weapons and expects a corresponding political decision from the US.
"All the lists have been submitted. Everything is agreed on our end. We are waiting for a political decision. The provision of armaments will send a clear signal to all countries, including NATO members, that such supplies can be provided to Ukraine," said Muzhenko in an interview with …
Russia believes that if the United States decides to supply arms to Ukraine, it will seriously destabilize the situation in the Donbas as stated by Head of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov , reports RIA Novosti.
Shamanov, commenting on a statement by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin that Ukraine would receive lethal weapons in the future, said that such an event would "blow up" the situation in the Donbas.
According to Klimkin, in addition to Javelin anti-tank …
Ukraine has no doubt that it will receive access to modern defense weapons, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during a visit to Canada, reports Ukrinform.
"I am convinced that in the future we will definitely receive more defense and military equipment. I cannot say the exact date, but we are working on it," Klimkin said when asked about potential arms shipments from the United States. He stressed that it would include not just anti-tank systems, but also drones, counter-battery …
The US administration is coming close to changing its policy on supplying Ukraine with defensive weaponry, said Republican Senator Jim Inhofe during a hearing of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services devoted to approving the new US Defense Ministry officials, Voice of America reports.
“Under the previous presidential administration, the US did not plan to send Ukraine defensive weapons, but now this is changing,” Inhofe said while addressing John Rood, a candidate for the position of …