The United States is ready to provide Ukraine with additional defense weapons - Kuleba
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that the United States is ready to provide Ukraine with additional defense weapons, including lethal ones.
He said this at a briefing following talks with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
According to the Foreign Minister, Ukraine has the support of the United States in concrete actions. After all, the United States has already developed a package of "very painful" sanctions against the Russian Federation.
"I can't reveal all the details, because work is underway to coordinate action between the United States and its European allies. But in principle, a decision has already been made in Washington. The United States is ready to use all its economic and financial instruments to cut off oxygen to Russia. economy and Russia's rich", - Kuleba said.
He noted that it is not only a $ 60 million defense package, but also additional equipment and defense weapons, including lethal ones.
Dmytro Kuleba also stressed that the mistakes of 2014 have no right to be repeated.
Therefore, we will not accept any attempts, if any, to explain to Ukraine that nothing needs to be done to deter the Russian invasion, because there is not enough invasion or not enough evidence that it is Russian soldiers. We will not pay with the blood of our citizens for the inability of partners to quickly and clearly draw conclusions about Russia's actions", - Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba concluded.
What is known
- Russia has begun transferring military helicopters to the border with Ukraine. The move may indicate that planning for the attack is still ongoing, as the number of Russian troops at the border has remained stable in recent weeks.
- US Vice President Kamala Harris said the United States had warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of its readiness to apply "unprecedented sanctions" against Russia if it resorted to new aggression against Ukraine. According to the division of responsibilities in the current administration, the vice president does not comment on foreign policy issues. This is her first statement about Russia's threat to Ukraine.
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