U.S. ready to help Ukraine with defense

США готовы помочь Украине с обороноспособностью

The launch of Javelin ATGM

The ability of the Ukrainian state to counter a military threat has improved, but still there are gaps, said Walker.

Special envoy of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker said that Washington is ready to improve defense capability of the Ukrainian state. About this, Walker said September 15 at a press briefing on the sidelines of the conference YES in 2018, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

According to the representative of the state Department, the Ukrainian defense, “there are gaps”.

“Now we are ready to improve the defenses. Although it is, of course, has increased, but still there are gaps. We are ready to sit down with Ukraine and to discuss what they have needs,” said Walker.

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He also added that Ukraine also is to remind people remaining in uncontrolled Kiev part of the Donbass that “the government considers them citizens of the country.”

“Ukraine may need to consider in order to add employees at the checkpoints, to find new ways to access pensions for the most vulnerable population. People in the Donbas should know that the Ukrainian government believes that they are citizens of the country,” said Walker.

At the end of 2017, the American President Donald trump endorsed the decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons. Initially it was assumed that the Ukrainian side will be able to get only defensive weapons.

March 1, the state Department agreed to sell Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles Javelin and 37 launchers for them, totaling about $ 47 million. The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reported that expenses were covered from the budget of the United States.

In addition, Ukraine has received a large-caliber sniper rifle M107A1, ammunition and associated parts and accessories for 41.5 million dollars. In may, the national guard, he got 500 grenades RSRL-1.

Ukraine also expects delivery of the American boat, which should strengthen Ukrainian capabilities in the black sea basin.

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