The U.S. Congress has included in the draft law of the military budget amendment providing for the supply to Ukraine lethal weapons, writes the print edition.
according to the publication, the amendments made by the Senate, provided for the transfer to Kiev anti-tank missile systems, mortars, grenade launchers and ammunition. Proposed by legislators rules also will not allow the administration to spend more than half of the $ 300 million allocated for assistance to Ukraine, if 20% of this aid will not be reserved for offensive weapons, emphasizes the print edition. Similar measures were adopted by the commissioners chamber of Congress.
The U.S. is already providing assistance to Ukraine, supplying non-lethal Enforcers goods (machinery and equipment), but the White house opposes the supply of offensive weapons, so as suggested, because it increases the likelihood of bringing to the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. First Ukrainian Authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
June 3 in the area of Marinci has been a serious battle, the victims of which, according to the UN, became 34. The military has accused the militia in the attack, the same called statements of Kiev speculation. Authorized self-proclaimed republics said that the Ukrainian Military continues to pull to the contact line of heavy equipment and jet systems of volley fire, and the intensity of the attacks increased. The authorities DND and LNR pushing that War had brought heavy weapons to a safe distance, regulated by the Minsk agreements. Read