The U.S. agreed to give Kiev a fresh defensive weapons, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"He (Obama) told me that he had signed the appropriate decree on the transfer of Ukraine of new weapons systems that we need as air, as it is a defensive weapon, it's fighting station long range that allow us to increase the activity of the military capabilities of the Ukrainian troops ", - quotes RIA "Novosti" his words.
On Tuesday, the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said in social networks about the new flow of American weapons for the national guard ? large-caliber sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. On 14 September the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko again raised the issue of supplying his country with Western weapons. The speech, According to the Ukrainian leader, is only about defensive weapons systems. On September 3 Poroshenko asked the United States on the future assistance of the APU, having discussed the matter with the co-chair of the division on the armed forces of the U.S. Senate Jack reed. For example, He drew attention to " the importance of US assistance in training the Ukrainian military ". On 2 September the Secretary of the 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 vehicles and anti-artillery radars is determined in 200 million dollars.