Ukraine has asked Western Countries to supply defensive weapons, as it protects not only themselves, but also European borders, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a performance at the Royal Institute of international Affairs (Chatham house) in London.
"I Wish I understood it all: the challenge for the government — not to take military methods back our territory, and to stop the Russian Federation, to stop the troops controlled by the Russian Federation. We — only country in the world that is at war with the Russian army "— results in the message Yatsenyuk, RIA " Novosti "." We need the support, both financial and economic, and military -- in terms of supplying Us defensive weapons to Ukrainian forces. Ukraine protects not only the Ukrainian people, but also European borders too ", — said the Ukrainian Prime Minister." We are aware that the Russian Federation does not wish to implement the Minsk agreement, but the policy of the Ukrainian government: to be whiter than White in the matter of compliance with agreements ", — said Yatsenyuk. He said that Ukraine has fulfilled all the rules prescribed by the Minsk agreements, Russia has failed to meet them and not going. Western countries are already providing assistance to Ukraine, for example, U.S. supplies of non-lethal military goods (machinery and equipment), but the White house opposes the supply of offensive weapons, so As suggested, because it increases the likelihood of bringing to the escalation of confrontation in the Donbass. A project of the U.S. military budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which predusmatrivaet the transfer of military equipment, small arms, grenade launchers, received enough votes in the U.S. Senate. As was stated by the assistant Secretary on issues of Eurasia and Europe, Victoria Nuland, the US have opportunity to send lethal weapons to Ukraine in the event of a new outbreak of violence in the country. At the same time White house press Secretary Eric Schultz recognized that, in the opinion of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, Ukraine will only lead to more violence. In the Russian capital act very quickly against delivery of American weapons to Ukraine, saying it would pose a danger to the Russian Federation.