The US plans to supply Ukraine with counter-mortar radars long range, said a senior Commissioner of the Washington administration in response to the question about the statements of President of U.S. assistance.
"September 30, our supervisor has authorized the United States Secretary of state to dispose of the use of military products and services of the Ministry of defense (USA) for the sum to 20 million dollars, and also items and services of any Department of the government of America up to $ 1, 5 million dollars To further advance our efforts to support the Ukrainian government in the ongoing decline," said the American official, the news Agency.
"This range of capabilities will be used to provide (Kiev) protivoavariynykh of long-range sensors that can detect a fire of artillery and multiple launch rocket systems," the official added. In General the difficulties with that decision, the United States, according to his statement, from the beginning of the Ukrainian fall, pledged to the support of the Kiev authorities "security" 265, 5 million dollars. On 4 October, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Obama promised a transfer to Kiev of the new American defensive arms. On 30 September, the United States Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette said that North America will provide Ukraine military radar system to counter-battery until the end of autumn. According to Payette, the decision was made in the negotiations of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with the Vice-President of the United States Joseph Biden. On 19 August the commander of the army of the United States in the European Union Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges in conversation the American media said that Ukrainian Soldiers effectively used the United States supplied military equipment such as counter-mortar radars. However, in July Authorized the Pentagon announced that the United States doubt the wisdom of sending to Ukraine of a new radar station, afterward as Kiev lost several issued United States antiminority systems. It was claimed that such systems were brought about 20, and they are either destroyed in the course of the fighting in the Donbass, or lost.