Turchynov tried to convince the US to unlock the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine
Secretary of Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on Wednesday at the meeting with the delegation of the United States led by Senator Jack reed said that the question of supplies of lethal weapons to Ukraine until now not allowed. "The only problem that is not solved, – military-technical cooperation and the release of lethal weapons" – leads the press service of the NSDC of words Turchinov on the Internet representation offices.
The NSDC Secretary also thanked the commissioners of the United States for close cooperation in the reform of the power block. For his part, Jack reed said that North America have plans to continue the interaction." We have expressed interest in continuing cooperation in order for you to be able to defend their own path and civilizational choice ", – the Senator said. On August 20 the U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter said the U.S. is watching the situation which occurs in South-East Ukraine, and concerned about the increased violence in the Donbass. The head of the United States Barack Obama in July said that he wanted to reject was passed by Congress a draft law on defense spending in fiscal year 2016, which predusmatrivaet the possibility of supplying Ukraine weapons. Along with this amendment on supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons included the Congress of the United States in the draft law of the military budget. As said assistant Secretary United States on the problems of Eurasia and Europe, Victoria Nuland, the United States has the ability 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 the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama, Ukraine will only lead to more violence.