Ukraine should have the right to receive at least a thousand American anti-tank missile systems Javelin, said in an interview to the Ukrainian weekly " Zerkalo Nedeli. Ukraine " the Ukrainian Ambassador to the USA Valeriy Chaly, who until this appointment as Ambassador, he worked in the administration of the Ukrainian President.
"we must understand that we must be prepared for any situation (in the Donbas - ed.). And also we should understand that Ukraine, which gave 1240 nuclear warheads, should have the right to obtain, if necessary, at least a thousand Javelin ", - said Chaly, quoted on the last working day of the week the website of the weekly.
Javelin - American portable antitank system of the 3rd generation, designed to break down the various armored vehicles And low-flying targets.
in April, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said that North America until not going to supply to Ukraine anti-tank missile systems Javelin. For delivery of the systems to Kiev was made by U.S. Senator John Sidney McCain.
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. Among one of the measures is the withdrawal from the separation line of heavy weapons.