The supply of arms to Ukraine will not help solve the conflict in Donbas – foreign Minister of Germany
The supply of weapons to Ukraine from the USA will not help to solve the conflict in the Donbass, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel
“If something there and much in that region, so it’s weapons. In Germany quite skeptical about the fact that arms transfers can help to resolve the conflict,” he said during a joint press conference with Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
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.
December 21, 2017, 12:23
However, Gabriel said that Germany is far away from the conflict zone and is safe, whereas “Ukraine from the point of view of defense sees it otherwise.”
Trump had perfectly chosen the time for arming Ukraine – The Washington Post
Pavlo Klimkin, in turn, assured that the US supplied weapons will be used in purely defensive purposes.
“We are talking about weapons of a defensive nature. This weapon can and will be used in case of provocations from the Russian side and supported terrorists and, as you know, it won’t be used offensively, so it cannot be used as an argument, which will contribute to the temperature rise of the conflict”, – said the Ukrainian Minister.
Providing lethal weapons to help achieve peace in Ukraine – McCain
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, which is 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”..
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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