Klimkin told why Kiev American weapons
KYIV, January 3 — RIA Novosti. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the weapons that the United States will provide Ukraine, will only be used in case of provocations by militias, but not for the escalation of the conflict in the East of Ukraine, reports the website of the Ukrainian TV channel NewsOne.
Earlier, the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has endorsed a plan to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons, including the Javelin anti-tank missiles. The U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert said that Washington has made a decision about supplying defensive weapons to Ukraine to protect its territorial integrity and sovereignty. On Tuesday, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine in 2018 will receive a lethal defensive weapons from the United States.
We are talking about weapons of a defensive nature. This weapon can and will be used in case of provocations from the Russian side and supported terrorists, and, as you know, it will not be used in offensive actions, so it cannot be used as an argument, which will contribute to increasing the degree of conflict.Paul Climbinglife the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine
The Minister noted that the decision of trump on granting Ukraine lethal defensive weapons carries both symbolic and practical.
Russia has repeatedly warned against plans arms deliveries to Ukraine, because this step will only lead to the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass. As repeatedly stated by the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, the supply of weapons to Ukraine from the outside will not contribute to resolving the crisis in the Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Against arms shipments to Ukraine voted most European politicians. Thus, the former Chairman of the OSCE, the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the supply of weapons to Ukraine are very risky and counterproductive way out of the crisis.