Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Vice-Prime-Minister: Washington close to a decision on the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Vice-Prime-Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, has stated that Ukraine is drawing closer to a decision by the United States on the provision of lethal defensive weapons.

    "I certainly would not name any dates related to when the decision by the US on whether to grant Ukraine lethal defensive weapons will be finally decided. However, from the way we are negotiating, and how the dialogue is developing, I would say that we have come very …

  • Putin: Supply of American weapons to Ukraine will not change the situation in Donbas

    The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, stated that the supply of US weapons to Ukraine, if such a decision is made, won’t change anything in the Donbas, as he told journalists at a press conference after the BRICS summit.

    “It is the sovereign decision of the United States to sell weapons or supply for free, and which country gets this help. We can’t influence this process, but there are common international rules and approaches. The supply of weapons to the conflict zone is not beneficial to …

  • Lithuania calls on the US to start shipping weapons to Ukraine

    The United States should be helping Ukraine with arms supplies, said Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis on Thursday on national radio.

    "Assistance from the US should not be just symbolic, but also be the supply of specific weapons that would help neutralize modern Russian weapons available in the Donbas," Karoblis said.

    The head of the Defense Ministry expressed hope that "sooner or later such a decision will be made by Washington. Then, perhaps, the example of the United …

  • Poroshenko and Mattis discuss shipments of defensive weapons to Ukraine

    On August 24 President Petro Poroshenko and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis held discussions in Kyiv, during which they discussed the matter of reinforcing Ukraine’s defensive capabilities, Poroshenko told reporters.

    “We continued discussing the matter of defensive aid for Ukraine and enhancing the existing level of military collaboration. I expressed gratitude to our partners, first and foremost for the effective military aid which we have had since the first moments of aggression. We …

  • Former Russian MP: Surkov delivered to Volker Moscow's response regarding possible supply by the US of lethal weapons for Ukraine

    At a meeting of the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, the issue of providing lethal weapons to Ukraine was discussed said Former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev in an interview with InfoResist.

    The expert believes that discussion of the specific issue of granting lethal weapons to Ukraine will be a key topic during the visit of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the country.

    "The issue of deliveries of …

  • Pentagon: US has not changed its position on weapons for Ukraine

    The current US administration has not changed its position regarding the possibility of transferring weapons to Kyiv, and at present there are no such shipments. This was announced by Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a spokesperson for the US Defense Ministry, at a press briefing for foreign reporters.

    “I can tell you that there have been no changes in our policy,” the Pentagon’s representative stressed. In this regard he also said that “of course, at any specific moment in time there is internal …

  • Volker: Russia has more tanks in the Donbas than Western Europe combined

    US States Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said that possible shipments of weaponry to Ukraine cannot provoke Russia, because Russia has already concentrated a large military contingent in the Ukrainian territory.

    In an interview for Radio Svoboda’s “Current Time” project on July 25 in Paris, Volker emphasized that the current US government is discussing the matter of shipping lethal weapons to Ukraine.

    “Russia is already in Ukraine with all its heavy weapons. Right …

  • US Military command supports providing Ukraine with lethal weapons

    A U.S. Air Force General, Paul Selva, during a hearing in the Senate on his appointment to the post of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces, spoke in favor of providing lethal weapons to Ukraine.

    "I support the provision of lethal defensive security assistance to Ukraine, and the Department of Defense is actively engaged on this issue," he said.

    It is noted that in his testimony provided the day before the hearing, Selva also advocated supplying Ukraine with …

  • The US has not yet decided whether to provide weapons to Ukraine

    The United States has not decided on whether to provide weapons Ukraine to yet, though Washington is aware of Kyiv’s requests, as relayed to journalists by a representative of the State Department on Wednesday during a teleconference briefing.

    "The US has not decided on supplying weapons to Ukraine yet," he said. At the same time, the US representative did not specify which weaponry is in question - defensive or lethal.

    "The talks [with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko], which took place …

  • Ukraine calls on NATO to provide lethal weapons to defend itself from Russia

    Ukraine has asked the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to provide defensive lethal weapons, as stated by the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.

    "We are asking for defensive lethal weapons to protect ourselves and our land, in order to do it more effectively, so that there are fewer military losses and that there are fewer civilian losses," Klympush-Tsintsadze said.

    She stressed the need for such weapons to counter Russian …