Ukraine will receive weapons for free – US Ambassador

Украина получит оружие бесплатно – посол США

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch

Now we are talking about support of the American government of the Ukrainian army, and commercial contracts and commercial sales is quite another matter.

Free Ukraine will receive lethal defensive weapons, the supply of which the administration of U.S. President decided at the end of last year. In an interview with RBC-Ukraine informed the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.

“Indeed last year, the Administration of (U.S. President – ed.) adopted the decision on granting Ukraine additional defensive possibilities. So far, the details of how this is done, no. We have, as in Ukraine, there is a certain procedure – for the implementation of these decisions we must inform the Congress on how it will be done. And only after this procedure, proceed to implementation”, – said Jovanovic.

On the question of whether it is supplied by the U.S. government or from private commercial firms, the diplomat replied that it is on government assistance.

“Now we’re talking about the defense assistance provided to Ukraine from the United States government. Commercial contracts and commercial sales is an entirely different issue,” she said.

On specifying question, whether Ukraine will receive weapons for free, the Ambassador replied curtly: “Yes.”

As reported Корреспондент.netpreviously, the us media reported that the administration of Donald trump approved the sale of lethal defensive arms to Ukraine, but without anti-tank missiles Javelin. Later it was reported that trump intends to endorse the plan to sell anti-tank missiles to Kiev.

The state Department confirmed the sale of weapons Ukraine