Maria Tobacco. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk asked Western countries to supply to Ukraine "defensive" weapons, because, according to his statement, " Ukraine protects not only themselves, but also the borders of the EU ".
"I Wish I understood it all: the challenge for the government not to take military methods back our territory, and to stop the Russian Federation, to stop the troops controlled by the Russian Federation. We are the only country in the world that is at war with the Russian army ", - said Yatsenyuk, speaking Wednesday night at the Royal Institute of international Affairs (Chatham house).
"We need the support, both financial and economic, and military - in terms of supplying Us defensive weapons to Ukrainian forces. Ukraine protects not only the Ukrainian people, but also European borders, too, " said Ukrainian Prime Minister.
now Western countries, including the UK, put Ukraine non-lethal military equipment.
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.
Crimea and located on the Crimean Peninsula Sevastopol became the Russian regions in March 2014 after a referendum in which over 90% voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification with Russia. The referendum was a reaction to the coup in Kiev in February 2014.