The head of the Ministry of defense of Canada Jason Kenney said That his country is ready to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons, but will not act without the support of NATO allies.
"With regard to the provision of lethal weapons, our Prime Minister (Stephen Harper) informs That all options are on the table, but we won't act alone. We need a consensus on the issue among other countries (NATO) to follow on this path together, " He said, reports LB. Ua.
in addition, He said That, Besides the main mission of the 200 military trainers that Canada will send to Ukraine, will set up five small specialist training missions, which will include the training of military police and reconnaissance, medical training, and preparation for disposal of bombs, mines and other devices. The Minister also recalled That in the past year, Canada has provided the Ukrainian military, tens of tons of military equipment, including night vision goggles and winter gear. He also said That in the future Canada wants to consider granting Ukraine akineticheskie equipment. In addition, Kenny recalled That, following the visit of President Petro Poroshenko in Ottawa in September 2014, Canada offers Ukraine a satellite support. For his part, the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said That the countries-members of NATO are willing to reconsider their place on the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine in case of deterioration of the situation in the East, UNIAN reports. He also said That at the end of July in Kiev has the opportunity to be signed technical agreement on the establishment of the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade, and at the end of this - early next year, will be held appropriate exercises. Moscow has stated many times That it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize That all the charges against her are unproven. At the end of April, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko felt their country could do without lethal weapons of the West." Ukraine is "very highly developed" state and does not need to supply the West of lethal weapons to stabilize the situation, " He said. In February, Poroshenko said That his country needs a supply of modern weapons from the countries of the North Atlantic Commonwealth in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the Donbass. In September last year, speaking in the U.S. Congress, He said That the Ukrainian military " need more military equipment, lethal and non-lethal."