On 31 July it became known about the legislative initiative of a group of US senators , which proposed to increase annual military assistance to Ukraine to $300 million. These funds will be used to meet the needs of the APU and the training of officers.
In Russia, the actions of American politicians caused a negative assessment. The Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov said that in response to Washington’s intention Russia may begin supplying weapons to the occupied territories of Donbass.
About it reports “Interfax”.
“The allocation of US $ 300 million for military assistance to Ukraine, on the contrary, us opens doors to help people that they want this weapon to shoot, “DNR” and “LNR”,” – said Kalashnikov.
According to the Russian policy, the United States allegedly have given the Kremlin the right to supply terrorists in Donbass weapons. However, the policy overlooked that already more than six years, the mercenaries in Eastern Ukraine are fighting Russian projectiles fired from weapons of Russian production, and under the “supervision” of high-ranking military officials from Russia. Moreover, at the origins of creation units “L/DNR” were the citizens who now live in Moscow and did not hide his role in the occupation of part of Ukraine.
While Kiev and Washington have not commented on the threat of Moscow.
Recall U.S. senators seek increase the size of military assistance to Ukraine for $50 million.
The fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has thanked United States politicians for the timely and necessary support of official Kiev.
By the way, after the detention of fighters PMC “Wagner” near Minsk, the Kremlin said that they knew nothing about the existence of private military companies in Russia and the involvement of the Russians to the war in the Donbass.