Advisor to the President of the United States Donald trump on national security General Herbert McMaster believes that the U.S. is interested in improving the defense of Ukraine. He told this in an interview with MSNBC.
Responding to a question about possible deliveries of weapons of Ukraine, he noted that Washington is already helping to Kiev. McMaster has promised that the U.S. will continue to improve the defense of Ukraine based on its needs.
The specific form of assistance, he is not called, but indicated that it should “meet the interests of the United States and the universal desire to ensure that Russia not to take further action to destabilize Ukraine”.
On 5 August it became known that the Pentagon sent to the White house a recommendation to begin deliveries to Ukraine high-tech anti-tank missiles. According to NBC News, talking about the party portable systems FGM-148 Javelin in the amount of about $ 50 million. According to information from open sources, the cost of a single shot is about 100 thousand dollars.
On 24 July, the special representative of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker said that Washington is “actively considering” the opportunity to send weapons to Kiev. According to him, this move is not a provocation, and is able to change the approach of Moscow to the events in Ukraine. The Kremlin said that the US supplies of voorujenii Ukrainian military will increase the tension on the line of contact in Donbas and take away from de-escalation of the conflict.
An armed confrontation between the militias and the Ukrainian security forces in the South-East of the country lasts from April 2014. Since the parties repeatedly agreed to the truce, but the ceasefire is regularly broken. The West and Kiev accuse Russia of meddling in the conflict, Moscow claims that it is not a party to domestic conflict, and wants to see our country whole and prosperous. According to the UN, victims of the conflict were about 10 thousand people.