U.S. considering options of providing military assistance to Ukraine, but until then, haven't decided yet, said the head of the Ministry of defense Ashton Carter at the hearings in the Senate.
The question of military aid raised the head of the Department of military power John Sidney McCain, who asked the Minister remains whether he is inclined " to support and arm the Ukraine ".
"We consider that, We until not decided," ? replied Carter, RIA " Novosti "." You are still inclined to supply Ukraine with weapons?", ? said McCain." Yes, - has declared the Minister of defense. The U.S. 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. In addition, the draft military budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which predusmatrivaet the transfer of military equipment, small arms, grenade launchers, received enough votes in the U.S. Senate. As was stated by the assistant Secretary on issues of Eurasia and Europe, Victoria Nuland, the US have opportunity 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 U.S. President 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.