Contents tagged with lethal weapons

  • Five European countries supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

    Five Eastern European countries are currently supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, as stated by Pavlo Barbul, the director of the state-owned enterprise SpetsTechnoExport, which specializes in the trade in military technologies.

     “In particular, [the automatic grenade launchers] VOG-17 and VOG-25, ammunition for grenade launchers, some artillery ammunition – 100-mm and 152-mm – that’s what’s top priority. I will not name the countries, quantities or prices, but yes, we do import those", said …

  • Poroshenko thanks the US for the decision to supply weapons to Ukraine

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko called the US decision to allow the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine a long long-awaited step.

     The president of Ukraine wrote on his Facebook page that the head of the US State Department Rex Tillerson confirmed the information about the sale of in a telephone conversation that took place on the evening of December 22.

    At the same time, the report published on the website of the Ukrainian President does not mention the topic of the sale of weapons …

  • Canada considering supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The Government of Canada is considering providing lethal weapons to Ukraine, as indicated by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, during a press conference in Toronto after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. 

    "We are very much looking at the mechanism [of adding Ukraine] to the AFCCL (Automatic Firearms Country Control List), which is the list of countries able to receive exported Canadian automatic weapons. This is something that we are moving forward on. There is a …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense: Kyiv is ready to accept lethal weapons from the United States

    Kyiv is ready to accept lethal weapons from the USA if Washington makes such a decision, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak on Wednesday.

    Earlier, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General Paul Selva said that the US Department of Defense was still considering the issue of supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine.

    "Ukraine is ready to accept lethal weapons from the USA if such a decision is made," Poltorak wrote on his Twitter page.

    In early May, …

  • Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament: Security agreement with US provides for the deployment of US troops in Ukraine

    A security agreement with the United States that may soon be signed provides for the deployment of US military reserves on the territory of Ukraine, as stated by the  head of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy,   on the air during a broadcast of the program "Freedom of Speech" on the channel ICTV.

    "It (the agreement) envisages special operations, joint scientific and technical developments, and even the deployment of military reserves from the United States of America in Ukraine," he said. …

  • US Senate considers resolution to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons

    A resolution was introduced in the U.S. Senate in connection with the third anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea, calling for the maintenance of sanctions against the Russian Federation and the provision of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine.

    According to the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States, the draft resolution "Condemning illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine on the three year anniversary of the annexation of Crimea" was introduced by Senators Robert Portman and Sherrod Brown, …

  • NATO Commander urges U.S. to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons

    The Commander in Chief of NATO forces in Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti urged the United States to begin the delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine. The general called for this specific support during hearings in U.S. Congress, the record of which is posted on the website of the Committee on Armed Services.

    Scaparotti noted that the Ukrainian armed forces need support in the fight against "a very lethal, tough enemy.” He asserted that Russia does take part in the conflict in the east of …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador: Ukraine may receive lethal weapons from Canada

    Ukraine is waiting for an affirmative answer from Canada on the supply of lethal weapons, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko said.

    “We need both lethal weapons and satellite reconnaissance data; nothing has changed in this regard since 2014, when we first put forward such a request. And the recent flare up in the East [of Ukraine] confirms this need,” Shevchenko said.

    He added that he ultimately expects an affirmative answer from Canada to Ukraine's request of arms supplies.

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  • Valeriy Chaly: Ukraine may receive lethal weapons from Trump administration

    The position of U.S. President Barack Obama's administration, which has not allowed the delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine until now, may be revised by Donald Trump’s team, as was stated by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly, in an interview with Ukrinform.

    "Defence equipment is now being supplied to Ukraine making it possible to save the lives of our soldiers, as well as to register the violations of the ceasefire. Such as the counterbattery radars," the diplomat …

  • Turchynov: the West is reluctant to supply Ukraine with weapons

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alexander Turchynov said that during his incumbency he became disappointed with the unwillingness of Western partners to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.

    "I was unable to convince our strategic partners that military-technical assistance to Ukraine is a direct consequence of the Budapest Memorandum and, in the end, it's for their protection too! I constantly argued at all international meetings that a strong Ukrainian army …