The United States 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 its territory", - has declared Kneller, reports RIA " Novosti ". On Tuesday, the candidate for the post of chief of army staff (land forces) United States General mark Milly said that the U.S. is obligated to give Ukraine 'lethal weapon' and to consider the possibility of supplying " lethal weapons ". Remember, 10 July the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly said that Ukraine gets more lethal weapons than from ten different countries." No sovereign Ukraine can't ban. Another thing that is not common to announce the list of countries, but it is more than ten countries from Europe. We have different level of military-technical cooperation, and at this stage it is developing, " - said Chaly. The senior Democrat of the Department of military power chamber of the commissioners of Congress Adam Smith claimed that the head of the United States Barack Obama wants to reject adopted by the United States Congress the draft law on defense spending in fiscal year 2016, which predusmatrivaet the possibility of supplying Ukraine weapons. In June, the military budget for the 2016 financial year received enough votes in the Senate of the United States, the document provides for the transfer of military equipment, small arms, rocket-propelled grenades. Along with this amendment on supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons included the Congress of the United States in the draft law of the military budget. As said assistant Secretary United States on the problems of Eurasia and Europe, Victoria Nuland, the United States has the ability to send lethal weapons to Ukraine in the event of a new outbreak of violence in the country.