Ukraine needs lethal weapons, and weapons for defense, said Tuesday the country's leader Petro Poroshenko.
before Tuesday, the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine has not asked NATO for the provision of offensive weapons, but military needs.
"I stress that Ukraine is currently required less-lethal weapons, and the possibility of effective defense of its territory, protection of its territorial integrity, sovereignty, protection of our independence ", - said Poroshenko correspondents after the meeting of the Council of national security and defense of the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Kiev periodically asked the West for military aid. Moscow has many times warned against plans for arms supplies to Ukraine, because this step will only lead to the escalation of confrontation in the Donbass. Against supplying weapons to Ukraine was the overwhelming number of European politicians. So, the foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the supply of weapons to Ukraine is very risky and counterproductive way out of the fall.
The Ukrainian authorities in April last year began military action Against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began about 7, 9 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.