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 112.ua.
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 prevent receiving such assistance from the U.S., Muzhenko noted that some believe that the explosions of warehouses in Kalynivka were aimed at preventing the supply of arms from the United States.
In September, the U.S. Senate approved a bill for the country’s 2018 defense budget, which provides for the allocation of $500 million to support Ukraine in the area of security and defense.
According to President Petro Poroshenko, the law authorizes the provision of lethal weapons of a defensive nature to Ukraine.
In August, reporter Yury Butusov said that lethal weapons from the U.S. were already in Ukraine. In particular, grenade launchers and sniper rifles were purchased, which were sent to Azov regiment and several rapid response brigades.