The United States government is exploring the possibility of supplying Ukraine portable antitank missile systems Javelin, small arms and ammunition, writes the print edition of the wall Street Journal.
The leadership of the United States returned to the issue of the supply of Kiev lethal defensive weapons such as antitank missiles, in connection with the renewal of hostilities in the East of Ukraine." It is difficult to predict how it will all turn out, "said one senior official bureaucrats United States, RIA" Novosti ". From my side, Deputy assistant to the President of the United States on national security Ben Rod said that the White house believes that the U.S. arms deliveries to Ukraine will not support the resolution drop, despite calls from generals and a number of specialists in the United States. On the first day of the week it was announced that deliveries of weapons Obama propose to begin a number of advisors and generals, including the commander of NATO, General Philip Breedlove and the head of the joint Committee of chiefs of staff General Martin Dempsey. While assistant to the President for national security Susan rice, first spoke out against such measures are now ready to reconsider its decision. Along with this, the first day of the 3 weeks leading expert of the Institute the United States and eight former senior official of the authorized administration released a report in which campaigning to put Ukraine weapon to $ 3 billion through 2017. We emphasize that over the past few months, the United States supplied the Ukrainian side of non-lethal military aid, which includes body armor, night vision goggles, as well as protivopekhotnymi radar systems. The draft budget for 2016, which Obama has made in Congress on the first day of the week involves the allocation of Ukraine 117 million dollars to " fight against Russian pressure, but does not mention military aid. However, the United States in the past six months did not deny, but did not confirm the possibility of arms of Ukraine. Thus, the assistant Secretary of state United States Victoria Nuland acknowledged that the U.S. does not put Ukraine grave deadly weapons, however, provide the country with a defensive weapon. However, the United States continuously consider different options for assistance and have plans to act in the circumstances ", said Nuland.