Special envoy of the US state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the Pentagon chief James Mattis during his visit to Kyiv on August 23-24 and brought military equipment for the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU). With this statement he made on air of TV channel “Direct”.
“I agree with the assertion that Ministers of defense do not come with empty hands. The head of the Pentagon (James Mattis) brought a certain defence equipment for the Ukrainian army,” — said Walker.
August 24, Mattis said that the US is studying the possibility of supplying lethal weapons to Kiev. According to the head of the Pentagon, “defensive weapons is not a geeky tool, if you are the aggressor.”
Earlier in the same day, us Senator John McCain said that the visit of Mattis in Kiev will allow Washington to start supplying lethal weapons to the Ukrainian authorities, and called to implement it. A statement published on the website of the policy.
July 31 edition of the Wall Street Journal informed that the Ministry of defence and the U.S. Department of State has developed a supply plan to Kiev anti-tank missiles and other weapons. The Agency intends to obtain the approval of the proposal in the White house. Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov in response to the publication of notice that the information on the preparation of the Washington’s plan to supply weapons to Ukraine until can be regarded only as hypothetical reasoning.