Klintsevich has assessed the chances of Ukraine to receive military aid from the United States

Franz Klintsevich

The head of the Senate Committee of the United States armed forces John McCain underestimates the changes that occur in connection with the change of command in the White house. This opinion on Friday, February 3, was expressed by the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on security and defense Franz Klintsevich, commenting on the “Tape.ru” offer of U.S. policy to provide military assistance to Kiev.

“The new US President can be accused of all mortal sins, but not that he is inconsistent in their actions. Providing lethal weapons to Ukraine in flagrant contradiction with all the decisions that took Donald trump since January 20, the day of his inauguration,” reads the statement of the Russian Senator.

Klintsevich stressed that the U.S. leader “initially questioned the ability of the [Petro Poroshenko] to build a system policy”.

Earlier Friday, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called massive bombardment of Donetsk by the Ukrainian military barbarism. She also accused Kiev of violating international obligations and norms of morality.

Yesterday, February 2, McCain sent a letter to Trump’s call to “provide lethal defensive military assistance to Ukraine to protect its territory.”

At the end of January began the escalation of the conflict in the Donetsk region. In particular, he developed fighting near Avdeevka. They were the most violent since August 2015, when Kiev security forces conducted massive shelling of the city. According to recent reports, the shelling of Donetsk, two people were killed and another 10 injured.

At the end of December 2016 previous United States President Barack Obama signed a law on the allocation of funds for military purposes in the 2017 financial year, the document stipulates the possibility to allocate Ukraine under this article to $ 350 million.

Washington provides military aid to Kiev appliances, ammunition and equipment and directs instructors to train soldiers of the National guard, however, lethal weapons does not deliver.