Almost a year after the beginning of the Russian military aggression in Ukraine the United Nations made a disappointing forecast. This is referred to the story of the American TV channel CNN, Joinfo.ua reports.
It is reported that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed his conviction, according to which a further escalation of the conflict in the Donbas will lead to disastrous consequences for the local population.
On Tuesday, the UN released a new report stating that the number of victims among the civilian population reaches more than 220 people within the past few weeks.
According to the organization, since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine there have been killed more than 5,300 people and more people have been injured.
Now the United States is seriously discussing the issue of providing lethal weapons to the Ukrainian army. Tomorrow the U.S. Secretary of State will arrive in Kyiv, where he will talk with the President of Ukraine about such a possibility.
Yesterday it was reported that the U.S. government was pondering the question of supplying Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank missiles. The Pentagon has long supported the idea of transferring lethal assistance to Ukraine, but Washington was afraid of such a move because it wanted to avoid an escalation of the confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But after the resumption of active hostilities in the Donbas, the U.S. government and military officials began to discuss the issue of lethal aid, such as anti-tank missiles.
Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor, in his turn, said that the delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine would not stop the growing conflict in the Donbas.
It should be recalled that Barack Obama had doubts about the necessity of providing lethal weapons to Ukraine.