Kiev sees no threat of big war in Donbass due to supply of US weapons

The representative of Kiev in the subgroup on security in Donbass Eugene Marchuk does not see the threat of a big war in Donbass because of the US decision to give Kiev a lethal defensive weapon.

Earlier, the Associated Press referring to US officials reported that the administration of US President Donald Trump approved a plan to provide Ukraine with "lethal weapons," including Javelin anti-tank missiles. At the same time, US State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said that Washington had decided to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine to ensure protection of its territorial integrity and sovereignty.

"In my opinion, there is no threat," Marchuk said, answering the question whether there is a threat of a big war because of the US decision to provide weapons to Kiev.

He noted that the weapons that the US will provide are defensive, not offensive, although this weapon is lethal.

He also told what number of weapons the US intends to supply to Ukraine.

"There are some 200 of ammunition and 35 launchers, I believe."

DONi News Agency