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US State Department considers sending weapons to Ukraine


The US Department of State is considering sending lethal weapons to Ukraine, said US Defense Secretary James Mattis.

 

 

The US Defense Secretary said that he will present recommendations to the US administration on the results of his visit to Ukraine, APA reported citing Ukrainian media.

 

“Speaking about lethal weapons, we are considering the issue. When I return back home, taking into account everything I saw and knew, I will inform the country’s leadership on very specific things, that I could recommend to implement,” said James Mattis.

 

The Secretary said that they approved the decision on sending military equipment worth $175 million to Ukraine.

 

“I don’t want to comment on this issue today. However, I can say that I am satisfied with the discussions”, said Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko.

 

Note that, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that Kyiv is counting on the delivery of defensive armaments, primarily air defense and anti-tank systems from Western countries. 

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