Kiev has been seeking the supplies of US lethal weapons, but officially Washington officially only supplies Ukrainian authorities with uniforms, equipment, and training of the National Guard soldiers.
Private American company AirTronic USA has established supplies of grenade launchers to Ukraine. This was announced on Tuesday by the company's Chief Operating Officer Richard Vandiver in an interview with Voice of America.
Kiev should focus on carrying out comprehensive reforms that can help on its way to NATO.
This was stated on by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference ahead of the meeting of defense ministers of the alliance, where the situation in Ukraine was not considered.
The First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich believes that the Kiev authorities are proposing the US to conclude a military alliance against Donbass. Russia will not remain aloof in this situation, but calls for resolving the settlement issues peacefully.
Ukraine will have real problems in relations with European partners, said the head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vitold Vashchikovsky, speaking about the historical disagreements between the two countries, reports parlamentarny.pl.
Moscow hopes for a display of common sense by Western counterparts regarding the deployment of a UN mission in Donbass, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told TASS on Thursday.
Deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine meet the interests of the United States. This opinion was expressed on Thursday in the Senate of Congress by John Rood, nominated for the post of Deputy Minister of Defense for Political Affairs.
The House of Representatives of the US Congress on Tuesday adopted a draft law on financing the country's DoD in 2018, which included an article on allocating funds for the so-called counteraction to Russia in Europe, totaling about $ 4.6 billion. The initiative was supported by a majority.
US has forced Russian RT channel to register as a foreign agent on Monday. Moscow’s response to Washington’s steps against Russian mass media outlets will be adequate, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.
The EU has moved a step closer towards having a joint military force by signing an agreement on a permanent command structure. The agreement on PESCO, or Permanent Structured Cooperation, was signed in Brussels by 23 members of the 28-strong European Union on Monday.
Ukraine is trying to use Donbass as a lever of pressure on Russia, for which the Kiev regime creates a hotbed of tension at the borders of Russia, a member of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, journalist Maksim Shevchenko, said in a broadcast of the "Time Will Show" program.
The Canadian government is ready to provide UN with equipment and instructors for various peacekeeping operations, but the issue of sending Canadian military to participate in such missions is still open, CBC channel reported on Saturday.
The US intends to propose a plan to deploy 20,000 international peacekeepers in Donbass, the Wall Street Journal reports referring to diplomatic sources in Washington and the EU.
The Government of Canada supports the idea to deploy a UN mission in the territory of Donbass and is negotiating this topic with Ukraine, the United States and Germany, the head of the Canadian Foreign Ministry, Chrystya Freeland, stated on Thursday.
The Senate and House of Representatives Committees of the US Congress agreed on the allocation of $ 350 million for the provision of military assistance to Ukraine in the financial year 2018. This was reported on Wednesday by a source in the apparatus of the profile committee of the lower house of the US legislature.
Ukraine’s authorities talk about cutting off diplomatic ties with Russia to distract the citizens’ attention from the growing problems, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told on Thursday, reports TASS.