Instructions on sending the Ukrainian government offensive weapons is not assumed from U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, said White house press Secretary Josh Ernest.
"I don't have any parts that I'm willing to discuss here. I can say that At this point in time the opinion of the President not to grant Ukraine military assistance to the offensive nature has not changed, " earnest said, explaining that, as convinced the head of the United States, these steps will only help further escalation. However, he said that first of USA has already sent to Kiev funds to support the Ukrainian military power, reports the news Agency.
Responding to questions from correspondents, Ernest repeated often voiced the thesis of the US administration about the fact that relations between the US capital and the capital of Russia can be described as complex in the sense that, despite the crisis in Ukraine, U.S. and Russia cooperate on a number of fronts, " of importance for state security of both countries ". As an example, he cited the dialogue on Iran's nuclear program and the destruction of weapons of mass destruction in the Syrian Arab Republic." Russia was an important and constructive assistant in this work ", - noted Ernest. Before, on the same day, the head of Barack Obama before bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron said that the Ukrainian crisis can be resolved peacefully and through diplomatic efforts. American leader said " the need to preserve the sanctions regime ". Together with this, Obama believes in " peaceful and diplomatic resolution ", however, tried to persuade European allies to be vigilant. First official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that Moscow is concerned about reports of the US intention to directly or indirectly initiate the transfer of the Kyiv modern weapons. In the Foreign Ministry told that the military training from the U.S. Ukrainians possession of weapons and appliances of the Western sample can be regarded as the 1st step to supplies to Ukraine modern American weapons. Remember, April 17, the U.S. Ambassador in Kiev Jeffrey Payette said that about 300 paratroopers of the 173rd brigade USA came to Ukraine to study Ukrainian military. While U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, that training the Ukrainian national guard U.S. military " fully transparent ". In early summer, Barack Obama did not agree with the bill on military expenditures for the 2016 financial year, which was provided military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 300 million dollars.