The Russian foreign Ministry condemned the US decision to supply weapons to Kiev
Also, according to Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin, the decision of the United States to once again undermine the work on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
MOSCOW, December 23. /TASS/. Washington’s decision to supply weapons to Kiev once again undermines the work on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated on Saturday by TASS the state Secretary, Deputy foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.
This decision essentially undermines the work on the implementation of the Minsk agreements in 2015. In fact, [the decision is] supported the “party of war” in Kiev, that is, those political forces that are betting on a military solution to the problem of Donbass. This is unacceptable.Gregory Kerosinzuschlag the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Karasin noted that all the efforts of the international community should be focused on persuading Kiev to start a direct and open dialogue with Donetsk and Lugansk.
“We believe that all the efforts of the international community should be used in order to convince Kiev to act on a purely political agenda, provided an honest and direct dialogue with Donetsk and Lugansk, — said the diplomat. — Another way to solve the Ukrainian conflict does not exist.”
On Friday the chief a press-services of the Department of state Heather Nauert announced that the United States has decided to put Ukraine “advanced defenses” in the framework of Washington’s efforts to strengthen the country’s defense.
Prior to this, the ABC reported that the President of the United States Donald trump is expected to endorse a plan without the delivery to the Ukrainian authorities anti-tank weapons worth $47 million To a specified party may be included an anti-tank missile systems Javelin. If trump will endorse this plan, it will be submitted for consideration to the U.S. Congress. Legislators will be on this 30 days.
Over the past few years both Republicans and Democrats voted for inclusion in the defense budgets of the United States articles about providing “lethal military aid” to Ukraine.