Leader Barack Obama continues to assess the risks of arms supplies to Ukraine, said on Wednesday the White house official authorized Josh Ernest.
"The administration continues to monitor events in Ukraine and Russia's readiness to perform in Minsk agreement," he said. According to him, the head of Barack Obama also continues to evaluate the possible risks associated with granting Ukraine lethal weapons ".
Ernest said that such a step can help you over the hard answer from the capital of Russia and eventually lead to the escalation of the conflict.
first Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden during a phone call to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about sending to Ukraine for more help. The US will supply to Ukraine several systems for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Raven, 30 armored multi-purpose off-road vehicles, 200 conventional SUV, writes the Agency All care is non-lethal, UAVs are not equipped with weapons, informs the media.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The resolution of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, during meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.