Poroshenko Seeks Supply of Military Equipment from Germany

In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for increasing the supply of German military equipment to Ukraine.

"We are open to this possibility and we support this because it concerns the security situation in Europe," the President said, answering the question of whether Ukraine needs more weapons from Germany.

Poroshenko, however, did not specify whether he seeks lethal or non-lethal equipment, but he did note that a resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine through diplomatic means remains a priority.

As reported by Ukrainian news agencies, the US's Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, said that Ukraine does not need foreign supplies of lethal weapons.

  Ukraine, Germany, Poroshenko, Weapons