Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine

  • 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 …

  • Russia displeased Canada has authorized arms supplies 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 …

  • Canadian Parliament recommends that Ottawa supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

    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 …

  • Washington: US to continue sending non-lethal weapons to Ukraine

    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 …