The commander of the Corps, U.S. marine corps General James Dunford believes it is necessary to supply to Ukraine weapons to maintain the country's defense.
on Thursday, the Committee on armed services of the Senate considers the nomination Dunford for the post of the Chairman of the joint Committee of chiefs of staff of the United States.
"From a combat point of view, I suppose, makes sense if we provide such assistance to the Ukrainians. Frankly, without such assistance, they will not be able to protect itself from Russian aggression, " said Dunford at the hearings in the Senate.
so the General has answered the Question of the Senator-Republican John McCain about whether to supply Ukraine weapons systems for protection from massed Russian artillery and rocket fire ", anti-tank missile systems and other weapons.
Since June of last year Dunford, who in September will celebrate its 60th anniversary, is sending the marine Corps of the United States. Military service began in 1978 in the marine corps. In 2003 he participated in combat operations in Iraq in 2012 was appointed commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Ukrainian Authorities and Western countries have repeatedly accused the Russian Federation of interfering in Ukraine's internal 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, and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
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. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which Since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.