Secretary of the state security Council And defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov believes that the new US administration would support the decision of the Chamber of commissioners on the transfer of lethal weapons to Ukraine.
"I think that the new administration should Express support for such a decision," he said.
However, he said that Western partners did not give Ukraine " a single cartridge, while in 2014 we had the most difficult ". And although the Chamber authorized the U.S. Congress approved the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine, Turchynov said that his memory " Is already the third decision ", transfers Lb. Ua. The draft law, for example, prohibits the American government "to take any measures or provide assistance," which would mean " respect Russian sovereignty over Crimea, its airspace or territorial waters." In the form of possible measures, from the perspective of the authors of the proposal could be taken by the US administration, in its text refers to the supply of Ukraine the " lethal defensive weapons ". This provision is recommendatory in nature. The Director of the division of nonproliferation And observation arms of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Ulyanov said that Moscow is concerned about the ability to supply to Ukraine lethal weapons of the United States. According to his statement, the possibility of supplying lethal weapons Ukraine violates international obligations And runs counter to the interests of the settlement of the situation in Ukraine.