Head of the Pentagon, James Mattis is on currently a visit to Kiev.
we talk about defensive lethal weapons, we are considering this
issue," he said.
to the US Secretary of Defense, recommendations on this issue will be
presented following the visit.
will now return to my place of work, and based on what I saw and what
I learned, I will, of course, inform the country's leadership about
very specific things that I will recommend to implement," he
also said that the US has already approved the supply of military
equipment to the Ukraine for $ 175 million.
US Senator John McCain said that Mattis's visit to Ukraine opens up
the possibility for Washington to begin deliveries of lethal weapons
to Kiev. According to McCain, the Ukrainian authorities need such
assistance to "protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity
of the country."
senator also said that US President Donald Trump took the first
"significant step" to contain Russia by imposing new
sanctions against it.
Independence Day parade hosts NATO members for the first time
parade in honor of Ukraine's independence with the participation of
NATO representatives illustrates a loss of sovereignty said Irina
Yarovaya, vice-speaker of the Russian State Duma.
the center of Kiev on Thursday, a parade in honor of the 26th
anniversary of Ukraine's independence was held. For the first time,
soldiers from NATO member states took part. The parade was watched
by defense ministers who came to the Ukrainian capital from all
over the world, including the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis.
seems that the procession of NATO symbolizes their personal
contribution to the special operation "Maidan" with an
unconstitutional coup d'état in Ukraine.
that is happening illustrates the already overcrowded chronicle of
Ukraine's loss of sovereignty and the transformation into a
territory of external governance,"
deputy said that the invasion of "NATO and the company"
began much earlier, "seeds of Russophobia, ignorance and
disrespect for the common history of ancestors, ignorance and
nationalism" were artificially sown and cultivated in Ukraine.
Donbass did not submit to such a policy of self-destruction"