Peskov commented on the WSJ data about the US plans to supply weapons to Ukraine

Dmitry Peskov

Information about the training of U.S. defense and foreign ministries plan to supply weapons to Ukraine until can be regarded only as hypothesis-generating, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words to the correspondent “” on Tuesday, August 1.

He stressed that Moscow urged to avoid provocations in the process of resolving the Ukrainian crisis. “We believe that all parties, especially those countries that claim to be in the settlement, should avoid any actions that could provoke increased tension in an already difficult region”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.

On July 31, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal citing sources reported that the US state Department and the Pentagon has prepared a plan to supply weapons to Ukraine “to deter Russian aggression” and seek its approval of the White house. The official representative of the defense Ministry Michelle Baldanza noted that Washington does not exclude the possibility of sending Kiev lethal weapons, says the publication.

On July 24 the leaders of “Norman Quartet” — Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine held a telephone talks on peaceful settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine. During Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed to the inaction of Kiev in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, said Sands.

After the first meeting of Putin with U.S. President Donald trump on the sidelines of the summit of “Big twenty” it was reported that Moscow and Washington have agreed to establish a communication channel to promote the settlement of the situation in Ukraine.