Petro Poroshenko believes that the transfer of more than 1,000 American anti-tank missile systems Javelin Ukraine is fair, as it is of such number of nuclear warheads the country was forced to withdraw under the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 signed by the U.S., Britain and Russia, quoted the President of Ukraine of the American journal.
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.
According to Poroshenko, Ukraine voluntarily gave up their own nuclear stockpiles in exchange for guarantees of the U.S. and great Britain to preserve Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity." We expect only 1240 missiles Javelin, and this is absolutely true, " Poroshenko.
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 began more than 6, 8 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.