Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine
Ukraine: supply of weapons by Lithuania is an example for other countries to follow
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 …
Lithuania ratifies transfer of nearly €2 million of weapons to Ukraine
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 …
Lithuania to provide Ukraine with €2 million of weapons
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 …
Muzhenko: Ukraine has sent the list of weapons it needs to US
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: if the US supplies weapons to Ukraine it would ‘blow up’ situation in the Donbas
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 …
Ukrainian Foreign Minister confident that Ukraine will receive US weapons
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 …
US senate to change its policy on providing Ukraine with weapons
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 …
U.S. Defense Budget with $350 million for Ukraine sent to Trump for signature
The U.S. defense budget for 2018, which provides $350 million to help Ukraine in security matters, has been sent to the U.S. President for signature, as reported on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.
"The U.S. Senate approved a bill for the U.S. budget for 2018 military spending, which contains permission to allocate $350 million to provide security assistance to Ukraine. The U.S. Congress approved the bill, which was then sent to the U.S. President for his …
Chairman of Ukrainian Parliament urged the US State Department to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons
The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy addressed Wess Mitchell, the new Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs with a request to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. Parubiy had the following to say on Facebook:
"I had a strategic and constructive meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. This visit is a sign of great support for Ukraine from the US. I called on the US State Department to provide Ukraine …
Lithuanian Minister of Defense: Lithuania will continue to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine
The position of Lithuania regarding the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine remains unchanged, Ukrinform reports, citing Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis.
"Regarding lethal weapons, we already provided them several years ago. And our position remains unchanged: we are ready to provide [weapons] in the future, but, of course, based on our capabilities," he stressed.
Karoblis recalled that Lithuania provides Ukraine with all kinds of assistance, from training of Ukrainian …