Paruby: the U.S. open issue of weapons for Ukraine

Парубий: В США открыт вопрос оружия для Украины

Chairman Of The Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy

The Parliament speaker noted that the Pentagon no negative decision on lethal weapons for Ukraine, the debate continues.

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy said during a visit to the US that the Pentagon is considering providing lethal weapons to Ukraine, the press service of the Parliament.

Parubiy said that the issue of providing lethal weapons, as well as the question of strengthening sanctions, raised them at the Pentagon.

“He’s not off the agenda, the issue of debate. And if earlier it was a negative decision, today the question remains open,” he said.

The speaker assured that “there is a negative answer, the debate is open”.

“The selection of weapons is discussed, it has both technical and symbolic importance for strengthening cooperation between Ukraine and the USA”, − he added.

Paruby also said that the “main event, to be held in Washington, will be the signing of the Memorandum of cooperation between the Congress of the United States of America and the Parliament of Ukraine”. This Memorandum, according to him, will make cooperation between the two parliaments more closely and systematically, including at the Committee level.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine has asked the United States to provide lethal weapons.

The draft budget of the USA for the first time allow the arms to Kiev