Contents tagged with Weapons to Ukraine

  • U.S. General: Ukraine should have the opportunity to defend itself

    The former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, stated that Ukraine should have the opportunity to defend itself, Polskie Radio reported.

    “Ukraine should be able to defend itself. This country should focus on domestic reforms. However, it spends money in support of a large Army in field conditions,” Breedlove said. According to him, separatist forces in Donbas continue to exert pressure on the demarcation line. This forces Ukraine to keep a very large …

  • US House approves sending lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The US House of Representatives has unanimously approved supplying lethal defensive weapons systems to Ukraine. This was stated in the House bill named ‘On the support of stability and democracy in Ukraine’, which had previously been supported by the Foreign Affairs Committee. This was reported on the website of the lower chamber of the US Congress.

    The Embassy of Ukraine in the US reported that the document was initiated by the Co-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of …

  • Newt Gingrich claims the US would sell weapons to Ukraine if Trump becomes president

    If Donald Trump is elected U.S. President, the issue on the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine could be unlocked and an option of arms sales with deferred payments could be offered, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, stated in an interview with European Pravda. Gingrich made the assertion response to the question on how U.S. policy toward Ukraine will change in case of Trump’s victory.

    “We can say for sure that President Trump will unlock the issue on …

  • During visit to the US, Poroshenko raised the issue of providing Ukraine with lethal weapons

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently began his visit to the United States. His visit will include a statement during the general debate of the 71th session of the UN General Assembly and participation in the Security Council Summit and high-level meeting dedicated to the refugee and migrant crisis.

    Moreover, as reported on the president’s website, at the sidelines of the UN general assembly, a number of meetings have been scheduled between Poroshenko and foreign leaders, in particular, …

  • Panetta: The time has come for the US to send weapons to Ukraine

    The former U.S. Secretary of Defense from Obama’s administration (2011-2013) and the former head of the CIA (2009-2011), Leon Panetta, said that the U.S. should provide weapons to Ukraine to deter Russia. He made this statement in his speech at the plenary session of the annual Yalta European Strategy meeting.

    In his opinion, the provision of arms to Ukraine would be a symbolic step, and would be a sign to Russia that its continued pressure on Ukraine is not acceptable. "I consider it …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador Chaly: The US could decide to send weapons to Ukraine after the presidential election

    According to the Ukrainian Ambassador in Washington, Valeriy Chaly, the question of whether or not the US will send lethal weapons to Ukraine could be decided after the presidential elections in November.

    During an interview with RBC-Ukraine, Chaly said “we now have confirmed the possibility of allocating funds for the purchase of lethal weapons in the amount of 50 million US dollars. But there is no political solution in the White House. I do not exclude that this issue can be taken up …

  • Poroshenko expects $500 million in defense assistance from the US

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects that the US will allocate an additional $500 million in financial assistance to Ukraine’s security and defense sector, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    He stated this during a ceremony in which Ukraine received AN/TPQ Firefinder radar systems from the US.

    The President also thanked the US and the EU for extending sanctions against Russia.

  • Poroshenko: NATO will agree on security package for Ukraine at Warsaw summit

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that an aid package for the Ukrainian sector of security and defense will be approved during the NATO summit in Warsaw.

    “A special participation of our country in the NATO summit this year will be the fact that Ukraine is the only partner country of the Alliance that will have a separate meeting at the highest level: the Ukraine-NATO Commission. This shows the high attention paid by the Alliance countries to our country, loyal support of our country by …

  • US gives Ukraine AN/TPQ Firefinder Radar System

    The United States handed over a new batch of counter-battery AN/TPQ Firefinder radar systems to Ukraine. The radars can locate enemy weapons, following the trajectories of projectiles, missiles and mines. Ukraine received four AN/TPQ-36 systems and ten AN/TPQ-49 systems.

    The handover ceremony took place at the Boryspil airport on Saturday. It was attended by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Jeffrey Pyatt.

    Last year, the first batch of US counter-battery …

  • Head of Ukrainian General Staff to discuss weapons supply with NATO Supreme Allied Commander

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko, will discuss the issue of arms supplies to Ukraine with the newly-appointed NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti. The meeting will be held at NATO headquarters on Thursday.

    “We will certainly discuss the issue of weapons to Ukraine- in what amounts and what weapons may be provided to us in the near future,” Muzhenko said during an interview with UNIAN.

    “We are talking about weapons, starting …