Providing lethal weapons to help achieve peace in Ukraine – McCain
The decision of the President of the United States Donald trump about the provision of defensive lethal weapons will help to achieve peace in Ukraine.
This was stated by U.S. Senator, Chairman of the Committee on Armed services of the Senate John McCain.
Videoamerican the government allowed Ukraine to buy weapons from their manufacturers
The US state Department has approved a commercial license for export to Ukraine sniper rifles “Barrett”, their ammunition and all the necessary parts and accessories with a value of 41.5 million dollars. At the same time, the document says nothing about the selling of heavy weapons, particularly anti-tank systems “javelin”, the supply of which had previously asked the Ukrainian government.
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“Reports on the decision of the President of the trump to provide Ukraine anti-tank Javelin is another important step in the right direction and gives a strong signal that the United States would support its allies and partners who fight for the protection of its sovereignty and territorial integrity”, – said in a statement McCain posted on his website.
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The Senator believes that the decision to provide weapons Ukraine is long overdue, “but because Vladimir Putin continues to sow instability in Ukraine, and the forces led by Russia, intensifying their deadly attacks, it was accepted in the most important moment.”
According to McCain, the provision of Ukraine of weapons, which will help deter Russian aggression, would contribute to creating a more stable security environment necessary for peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas.
“In other words, as I have long argued, the provision of defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine does not contradict peace in Ukraine is important to achieve it,” concluded McCain.
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Recall, edition of the Washington Post reported that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has approved the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine. According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, the commercial license granted for the sale of defensive weapons to Ukraine in the amount of $ 41.5 million According to the article, the U.S. will be able for the first time in the history of the export to Ukraine of a self-loading large-caliber sniper rifle M107A1, ammunition, related parts and accessories.
Subsequently, the Associated Press assured that the administration trump adopted the plan of granting Ukraine lethal weapons, aimed at strengthening the former Soviet republics as they struggle against the separatists, which supports Russia. According to the report, the new weapons include the American anti-tank missiles “javelin”, which Ukraine has long wanted to enhance protection against the tanks that swept through Eastern Ukraine during fighting that claimed the lives of 10 thousand people in 2014.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has accused the US of “inciting war” in the Donbas after the announcement of the decision to approve the sale of defensive weapons to Ukraine. This is stated in the statement of the foreign Ministry of Russia.
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