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Poroshenko Disagrees With Russia's Position That Provision Of Defensive Weapons To Ukraine Poses Threat Of Esc

Poroshenko Disagrees With Russia's Position That Provision Of Defensive Weapons To Ukraine Poses Threat Of Escalation Of Conflict In Donbas

Russia, Donbas, USA, President, Petro Poroshenko, Donbas conflict, defensive weapons

President Petro Poroshenko disagrees with the position of Russia that provision of defensive weapons to Ukraine by the United States poses a threat of escalation of conflict in Donbas and says a positive decision will facilitate the resolution of the conflict.

The President gave the position at the United States Military Academy during his working trip in the United States, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"With the new equipment we will be able to save more lives of both civilians and military. Regrettably, the issue of provision of Ukraine with lethal weapons remains debatable and unsolved. But, firstly, the American weapon will help us free Donbas and return Ukrainian territories. Secondly, the argument of Russia that the American weapon won't help resolving the situation in Ukraine... In fact, it will," he said, according to the translation from English provided by the 112 Ukraine television channel.

Earlier on Monday, President Poroshenko said provision of defensive weapons to Ukraine by the USA would open opportunities for Ukraine to receive defensive weapons from other countries.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine by the United States would not facilitate settlement of the conflict in the Donbas and that it would only exacerbate the situation. In addition, according to Putin, the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" and "Luhansk People's Republic" could decide to send the weapons at their disposal to other conflict zones that are sensitive to the United States.

United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker says Ukraine's desire to get weapons for defense is not any threat, but the right of the country, while Russia's position on the matter is not constructive.


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