The head of the United States of defense Ashton Carter and his Ukrainian counterpart Stepan Poltorak told that did not discuss the delivery Kyiv lethal weapons or deployment of ABM systems in Ukraine.
"We did not discuss with Ukraine the Question ABOUT," quotes his words RIA " Novosti ".
Answering the Question, is there any chance of supplying the Ukrainian army from the United States man-portable air defence systems, Carter said: "We have not discussed it ". Before that, He said that the U.S. gives Ukraine only " non-lethal weapons ", i.e. equipment, communications equipment, night vision devices, transmits information Agency. For its part Poltorak said that Ukraine would receive from other countries anti-tank weapons, but it "was not included in the agenda of the talks" at the Pentagon. The Ukrainian Minister also reminded that the industry of his country itself produces different types of weapons and military equipment." They (anti-tank missile systems) were not the main objective of our conversation, - said the Ukrainian leader.- Ukraine now develops its own military-industrial complex, where trying to apply their own capabilities and resources that We have."" Question about (supplies) lethal weapons was not considered. We have a lot of achievements and plans. We must first do what We had planned, and after we will try themselves in the different projects, - said the Poltorak.- We discussed the possibility of further development of our military relations, sending arms and training fighters from Ukraine, the exchange of information ". He also said that he had invited Carter for a visit to Ukraine.