Vladimir Dobrovolsky. Conclusion about possible arms transfers Ukraine cannot break the solidarity between the United States and its partners in the European Union, said the U.S. Ambassador to the Alliance Douglas Lute.
first 10 of U.S. senators, including John McCain, made a proposal to provide weapons to the authorities of Ukraine. McCain said that he would submit to the Senate a draft law, which will require President Barack Hussein Obama to give the weapon Ukraine, if the leader does not go on It.
conclusion on the supply of weapons caused and among them with the statements of the Ukrainian authorities, as well as the USA and the EU on the intervention of the Russian capital in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies It and calls the accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly said that is not a party to domestic conflict and uninvolved in the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
"The most important thing in the Western response to Russian aggression Is solidarity. This transatlantic solidarity in the USA, Canada and the EU, and the solidarity between the 28 member countries of NATO. I think that any measures that may be considered in the future - you said that the sale of weapons, But there are other measures - these measures should be assessed from the perspective of their impact on transatlantic unity, " said Lew correspondents.
He said that " the sale of weapons Is one of the possible policy instruments, It is required to be a national decision, not the decision of NATO." But it should be assessed based on its impact on solidarity, " said the Ambassador.
first of Moscow warned against plans arms deliveries to Ukraine, because this step will only lead to the escalation of the conflict. Against arms shipments to Ukraine expressed the overwhelming majority of European politicians. So, Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that arms deliveries to Ukraine are very risky and counterproductive way out of the fall.