Leader Barack Obama is considering the option of delivery to Ukraine lethal weapons, but he has doubts on the issue of such a step, control passes to the first day of the week the Agency citing a senior official bureaucrat from the Obama administration.
according to the Agency, Obama is considering the possibility of supplying lethal weapons to Kiev, however, continues to doubt on the issue of such a step ". According to the associated Press, the President of the United States concerned that this step starts the so-called war puppets in Ukraine between Moscow and Washington. In addition, Obama doubts that the Ukrainian army is able to successfully apply a powerful weapon.
first printed edition of the new York times wrote that North America considering the possibility of supplying Ukraine weapons. According to her, commander of NATO in the European Union, American General Philip Breedlove, supports delivery Kyiv " weapons for defense and certain officials in the White house and Pentagon support this proposal. The print edition noted that " Obama has not taken a decision on this kind of aid weapons, but after a series of serious defeats that Ukrainian forces have suffered in recent days, the Obama administration again considering the question of military assistance ". Also, according to the new York times, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, who will visit Kyiv this week, open debate on the supply of weapons " in the negotiations can participate and head of the joint Committee of chiefs of staff U.S. army General Martin Dempsey.
The white house and the state Department until not clarified this issue. The United States has provided Ukraine military aid to $ 300 million, including equipment, but this assistance, upon written request of the US capital, i.e. does not include weapons.
USA In the last six months did not deny, but did not confirm the possibility of arms of Ukraine.
on the first day of the week will be published eight high position authorized administration, including former presidential candidate for the position of the Pentagon Michel Flournoy and former head of the military might of NATO James Stavridis, which offer to provide Ukraine with arms by $ 3 billion, including armor-piercing ammunition, reconnaissance unmanned aerial devices, armored SUVs and radars.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April 2014 in the Donbass military operation against disgruntled happened last February by the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 5 thousand civilians. On January 9, the intensity of attacks in the region has increased, As has the number of victims of the conflict