President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urges NATO countries to provide the Ukrainian army with advanced weapon.
"Recent events in the east should encourage NATO to strengthen its support to Ukraine, including through the supply of modern weapon," Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with Die Welt.
The U.S. government is now pondering the possibility of providing Javelin anti-tank missiles, small arms, and ammunition to Ukraine, which is trying to deter Russian aggression in the Donbas.
It is reported that the Pentagon has long supported the idea of transferring lethal assistance to Ukraine, but for a long time Washington has been afraid of such a move and 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.
Meanwhile, Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor, in his turn, said that the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine would not stop the growing conflict in the Donbas.
Also it was reported that Barack Obama had doubts about the necessity of providing Ukraine with lethal weapons.