The USA must provide Ukraine with defensive weapons, said U.S. Lieutenant General Robert Kneller, who is the head of Barack Obama has nominated to head the marine Corps.
During the hearings for the review of the candidates Kneller in the Senate Committee on military power, head of Republican John Sidney McCain asked the position of commander on deliveries of defensive weapons to the Ukrainian authorities.
"My opinion as a military professional is that if we give the Ukrainians an extra weapon, they will have more opportunities to protect their territory," said Kneller.
The U.S. provides military assistance to Ukraine, but officially only as long as in the form of uniforms and equipment, and not " lethal weapons ". In addition, in the West American instructors conduct training of fighters of National guard of Ukraine.