Date: 9 months ago   Category: Politics

The USA is ready to help Ukraine with defense capability


The ability of the Ukrainian state to resist to military threat has improved, but still there are gaps, Volcker has said. The special representative of State Department of the USA concerning Ukraine Curt Volcker has said that Washington is ready to improve defense capability of the Ukrainian state. Volcker has said it on September 15 at a briefing on the sidelines of the YES-2018 conference, Interfax Ukraine reports. According to the representative of State Department, the Ukrainian defense capability "still has gaps". "Now we are ready to improve defense capability. Though it, of course, has already amplified, but still there are gaps. We are ready to sit down with Ukraine and to discuss what they have requirements", - Volcker has said. Kiev has transferred troops. Aggravation in the Sea of Azov He has also added that Ukraine also should reminding the people who have remained on uncontrollable to Kiev parts of Donbass that "the government considers them citizens of the country". "Ukraine, perhaps, needs to think adding employees on check points, to find new ways for access to pensions for the most vulnerable population. People on Donbass have to know that the government of Ukraine considers that they are citizens of the country", - Volcker has noted. At the end of 2017 the American president Donald Trump has approved the decision on deliveries to Ukraine of lethal weapon. It was initially supposed that the Ukrainian side will be able to receive only defensive arms. On March 1 the State Department has decided to sell to Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles of Javelin and 37 launchers to them for the total amount about 47 million dollars. The American Embassy in Ukraine reported that expenditure have been covered from the budget of the USA. Besides, Ukraine has received the large-caliber M107A1 sniper rifles, ammunition and also accompanying details and accessories to them for 41,5 million dollars. In May the National guard has received 500 grenade launchers of RSRL-1. Also Ukraine expects delivery of the American boats which the Ukrainian opportunities in the Black Sea basin have to strengthen. The closed data. Ukraine thinks of air defense systems of the USA of News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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