Russia has warned the European Union about the fact that the supply of lethal weapons to Kiev will become illegitimate step and will have serious consequences for European security, said the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexey Meshkov.
"We warn our EU partners about the fact that the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine would be irresponsible and illegitimate step with the most serious consequences for the security of the entire European continent," the Russian diplomat said, RIA " Novosti ". First, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko 13 March said that Kyiv has contracts for the supply of weapons, and lethal, with eleven countries of the European Union. The day before Poland said about the negotiations with Ukraine on the issue of arms. On the same day in Kyiv told that the supply of weapons by the U.S. Ukraine will lead to de-escalate the confrontation in the Donbass, and peace. On Wednesday, Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden said that Washington would send additional military aid to Ukraine, as well as among them unmanned aerial devices and armored SUVs. The amount of aid is determined in 75 million dollars. However, on Tuesday, Deputy press Secretary of the White house Eric Schultz said that, in the opinion of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, delivery Ukraine weapons will lead to increased violence. While in the Pentagon claimed to still consider the supply of lethal weapons Ukraine.