Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine

  • Kyiv: commencement of American weapons supplies to Ukraine depends only on the political decision of US leadership

    The commencement of deliveries of American weapons to Ukraine currently depends only on the political decision of the US leadership, stated Viktor Muzhenko, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "We have such prospects [regarding the supplies of lethal weapons to Ukraine]. All the lists have been agreed upon, and the procedural matters have been discussed. Now we await a political decision [by the White House]," he said in an interview with Ukrinform. The Chief of the …

  • Military Command of Ukraine: Kyiv has sent the US a list of weapons necessary for Ukrainian Army

    Ukraine has sent the entire list of weapons which it would like to receive to the United States. All necessary negotiations have been completed, and now the decision depends on Washington, stated the chief of the General Staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, as reported by

    According to him, Ukraine is asking for air reconnaissance, anti-tank systems, and radio electronic systems.

    The chief of the General Staff added that now they must wait for a political decision.

    Asked what could …

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense believes weapons sent to Ukraine will not cause escalation in Donbas

    At a press conference in Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that there is no need to fear an escalation in the Donbas in the event that America provides weapons to Ukraine, as reported by Voice of America.

    “Defense weapons do not provoke anyone unless you are the aggressor. And Ukraine is clearly not an aggressor, since military operations are taking place in its territory,” he said.

    Luke Coffey, director of the conservative research group Allison Center for Foreign Policy …

  • US Department of Defense and Department of State officially recommend the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine

    A decision on the provision of lethal weapons support to Ukraine is now at the White House. Joseph Dunford, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, announced this during a Senate hearing, reports Radio Liberty. At the same time, he did not name a deadline for the adoption of the decision by the White House.

    “The US Department of Defense and State Department have officially recommended the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine,” noted Senator Roger Wicker during the …

  • Russia threatens with escalation in the Donbas, if deliveries of American weapons are made to Ukraine

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned the United States against arms supplies to Ukraine.

    "This decision will be tantamount to trying to put oil on the fire. I think, even in the American administration, many people are aware of this. That is why such supplies have not been implemented so far, although the conflict arose long ago," Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry, said at a press conference. 

    "If now the …

  • 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 …