Continued: Peskov commented on the WSJ data about the US plans to supply weapons to Ukraine
The US state Department and the Pentagon has developed a plan to supply weapons to Ukraine “to deter Russian aggression.” According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing a source in the U.S. defense and foreign policy establishments.
In particular, according to the newspaper, Kiev is unable to send antitank missiles and other “defensive weapons”.
Currently, agencies seeking approval of his plan at the White house.
Pentagon spokesman Michel Baldanza said that the US “does not exclude the possibility” of supplying lethal weapons Ukraine.
The state Department refused to comment on the WSJ data messages.
U.S. officials told the newspaper that at the moment this issue is not resolved. According to him, last week at a meeting in the White house it was about Russia, but the proposal was not discussed.
As the newspaper notes, for approval of the plan can take months.
In September 2016 the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress unanimously approved a law that includes lethal weapons in the list of military aid to Ukraine, but it has not been approved neither by the Senate nor by the President.
Washington supplying Kiev with military equipment, ammunition and equipment, but, despite repeated requests from the Ukrainian authorities, does not provide lethal weapons. Against arms shipments to Ukraine was expressed by many European policy. In particular, elected President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that it is risky and counterproductive.