Mikhail Emelyanov, the first deputy of A Just Russia party, got concerned about the possibility of U.S. providing Ukraine with weapon and urged the parliament to reinstate Russian President Vladimir Putin's right to bring troops in Ukraine, Euromaidan Press reports.
"We believe that our Parliament must not ignore this declaration. If the U.S. really begins to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine, we should not hesitate to support the "militants" by supplying weapons and to reinstate the president's right to send troops to Ukraine," Emelyanov said.
According to the deputy, the decision by the U.S. Congress on supplying arms to Ukraine is provocative.
"This shows that the U.S. is absolutely not interested in de-escalating the conflict in Ukraine and is trying at all costs to equip Ukraine with weapons because, in its geopolitical plans, Ukraine is a deterrent state for Russia that the U.S. needs to keep Russia from developing as a new superpower," the deputy said.
It should be recalled that March 23, the U.S. Congress, or rather the House of Representatives adopted a resolution that calls on President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons.