United States does not have the ability to provide Ukraine with assistance in kind, As members of NATO, because it is not part of the Alliance, said White house press Secretary Josh Ernest.
"Ukraine is not a NATO ally," said Ernest, noting that the status of a given country depend on the relations in the field of security that build United States, reports the news Agency. According to his statement, the capital of the United States have clear obligations in this area before other members of the Commonwealth in Accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty, but " with Ukraine, the situation is slightly different. At the same time the United States supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and for that reason are providing military and economic aid, explained the Commissioner of the White house. The United States is already providing assistance to Ukraine, supplying non-lethal military 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. Along with this amendment on supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons included the Congress of the United States in the draft law of the military budget. As said assistant Secretary United States on the problems of Eurasia and Europe, Victoria Nuland, the United States has the ability to send lethal weapons to Ukraine in the event of a new outbreak of violence in the country. At the same time White house press Secretary Eric Schultz recognized that, in the opinion of the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama, Ukraine will only lead to more violence. In the Russian capital act very quickly against delivery of American weapons to Ukraine, saying it would pose a danger to the Russian Federation.