The head of Ukraine said that his country needs defensive weapons as "weapons of the twentieth century confronts the weapons of the XXI century" and that the military budget of Russia in 30-45 times more Ukrainian.
Despite the control system of the ceasefire, soblyudayushiy in the Donbass, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko again raised the issue of supplies to his country Western weapons. About this he said in an interview to the German newspaper que Welt, Deutsche Welle reports.
The speech, According to the Ukrainian leader, only defensive weapons systems. It is important, Poroshenko believes that Ukraine has received "not one solely of the word" support." We protect there not solely our country, We protect freedom And democracy ", writes the German magazine. Poroshenko said that the military budget of Russia in 30-45 times greater than Ukraine's. And his country " today, with weapons of the twentieth century confronts the weapons of the XXI century ". Anyway, the head of Ukraine expressed cautious optimism on the question of continuing the truce. According to his statement the cessation of hostilities between the Ukrainian army And Pro-Russian forces will lead to the fact that " in the future Europe will have to solve the refugee problem ". Raised in conversation And other issues. So, the question of correspondent of the German newspaper Welt about how Americans assess the situation in Ukraine, Poroshenko said that " they are somehow well-informed "." It is Important for us to support the Transatlantic Alliance. It is also important that our country has received support, And not solely on the words, " he added. Remember, September 3, Poroshenko asked the United States about the future assistance of the APU, after discussing the matter with the co-chair of the division on the armed forces of the U.S. Senate Jack reed. For example, Poroshenko drew attention to " the importance of U.S. assistance in training the Ukrainian military ". September 2, Secretary of Council of national security And defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov tried to convince the US to unlock the supply of lethal weapons Ukraine. Total U.S. military aid to Kiev, including armored cars And anti-artillery radars, determined in 200 million dollars.