1st Deputy head of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy expressed gratitude to the American commissioners of the Department of military power for granting Ukraine a non-lethal weapons and expressed the hope that in the near future and Kiev will receive lethal weapons, informs on the First day of the week, the press service of the Ukrainian Parliament.
According to the press service of the Glad Parubiy already met in Kyiv with a delegation of U.S. congressmen, have agreed on the issues of cooperation in the security sphere. As it turned out, the meeting was held on March 29. According to the press service, the vast number of authorized delegation - members of the division of military power chamber of commissioners at the head of the delegation - head of military power William Mac Thornberry.
"Parubiy expressed gratitude to the American commissioners of the Department of military power for granting Ukraine a non-lethal weapons, and expressed the hope that in the near future We will receive and lethal weapons," - said in the report.
for its part, Thornberry said: "the Ukrainians have to know that you are not by yourself. We will do everything in their power ". During the meeting Thornberry also said that " at present Ukraine is a difficult period "." is necessary to carry out economic reforms, local government reforms, but these reforms cannot be accomplished, if not to provide the protection and security of the country, " he noted.
according to the press service, after the visit to Ukraine, the delegation of U.S. congressmen to visit the Baltic countries and Poland. In these countries over the last few weeks have been deployed additional military equipment and military units of NATO.
before the chamber of commissioners adopted a resolution in which the appeal to the President of the United States " to apply to him by the Congress of the range of opportunities to provide Ukraine lethal lethal defensive weapons ". In opinion of authors of the document, such a step will enable to increase the capacity of the Ukrainian people for protection of sovereignty ". Such documents are Advisory in nature and not binding the head of the country.