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Volker: US ready to boost arms supplies to Ukraine naval and air forces


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This is an important development, and a welcome one. US equipment could backfill many gaps in Ukraine’s capabilities, and make Ukraine an even more unpalatable target for invasion than it already is.


US ready to boost arms supplies to Ukraine naval and air forces, envoy says | World news | The Guardian
Exclusive: Former ambassador to Nato Kurt Volker tells the Guardian US and Russia still divided on how to deploy UN peacekeepers to end four-year war
Volker Says U.S. Ready To Widen Arms Supplies To Ukraine
The United States is ready to widen arms supplies to Ukraine to help build up the country’s naval and air defense forces in the face of continuing Russian support for eastern separatists, the U.S. …
U.S. ready to discuss assistance to Ukraine to strengthen naval, air defense – Volker
Washington is ready to expand arms supplies to Ukraine in order to build up the country’s naval and air defense forces, U.S. Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker has said in the interview with the Guardian edition. Washington is ready to expand arms supplies to Ukraine in order to build up the country’s naval and air defense forces, U.S. Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker has said in the interview with the Guardian edition. “They are losing soldiers every week defending their own country. And so in that context it’s natural for Ukraine to build up its military, engage in self-defense, and it’s natural to seek assistance and is natural that other countries should help them. And of course they need lethal assistance because they’re being shot at,” he stated. “We can have a conversation with Ukraine like we would with any other country about what do they need. I think that there’s going to be some discussion about naval capability because as you know their navy was basically taken by Russia. And so they need to rebuild a navy and they have very limited air capability as well. I think we’ll have to look at air defense,” the official added. Volker said there was still a substantial gap between the U.S. and Russia over how a United Nations peacekeeping force could be deployed to end the four-year war. In May, the Congress approved $250 million in military assistance to Ukraine in 2019, including lethal weaponry.
The US is ready to increase arms supplies in Ukraine to strengthen the Navy and Air Defense – 112.international
The US is ready to increase arms supplies in Ukraine to strengthen the Navy and Air Defense. This was reported by the US special representative for Donbas Kurt Volker, reports The Guardian. “They are losing soldiers every week defending their own country,” said Volker, a former US ambassador to Nato. “And so in that context it’s natural for Ukraine to build up its military, engage in self-defense, and it’s natural to seek assistance and is natural that other countries should help them. And of course they need lethal assistance because they’re being shot at.” Kurt Volker added that to this day between the United States and Russia there is a “gap” in the issue of the UN peacekeeping mission for the cessation of hostilities. He also predicted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would expect presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine before reconsidering his negotiating position. He added: “We can have a conversation with Ukraine like we would with any other country about what do they need. I think that there’s going to be some discussion about naval capability because as you know their navy was basically taken by Russia. And so they need to rebuild a navy and they have very limited air capability as well. I think we’ll have to look at air defence.” We recall that on December 12, US President Donald Trump signed a defense budget for the 2018 financial year. The document provides for granting Ukraine $ 350 million in defense assistance, including authorizing the possibility of transferring lethal weapons.
Yatsenyuk and Volker in U.S. discuss protection of Ukraine from Russian aggression
Leader of the People’s Front party Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the United States has met with U.S. Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. “A good conversation with State Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell and … Kurt Volker. I appreciate the substantive nature of our dialogue,” Yatsenyuk said on Facebook. According to the politician, the time of “great political trials” is coming. “We need to save Ukraine from the expected upheavals and from the constant threat of aggression on the part of Russia, from its evil proposals of peace, but in fact a hybrid seizure of our state. Ukraine will not compromise on our national and European future. We will defend our freedom from any attempt,” Yatsenyuk said, noting that this was the essence of the conversation.
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