The implementation of military assistance to Ukraine of 300 million US dollars from the capital of the USA "explode the situation" in the Donbass, said 1st Deputy Chairman of the Department of the Federation Council on defense Franz Klintsevich.
"Even the theoretical possibility of providing U.S. military assistance to Ukraine of such scale, and lethal weapon, will not, to put it mildly, to help the development of the peace process in the Donbass. The implementation of this feature just blow up the situation, " he said.
the head of Barack Obama signed an updated version of the defense budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which predusmatrivaet military assistance to Ukraine. According to Klintsevich, the item, called the " Initiative in support of security of Ukraine ", the head gives the Pentagon the right to use in coordination with U.S. Secretary of state 300 million dollars to provide Kyiv with " appropriate assistance in the field of security and intelligence ". This means, for example, and lethal weapons, including anti-tank system. At the same time This item was not mandatory but recommendatory in nature, and its Implementation will be determined by a political decision of the US administration.
"Americans don't want to tie their hands, leaving room for maneuver. This item will start to operate only after a special decision of the administration ", - said the Klintsevich.
according to his statement, allocating such assistance to Ukraine is reminiscent of blackmail from the US regarding Russia.
"As for Russia, any attempts to blackmail us have no prospects. Our stance in principle remains unchanged, " the Senator said.