Candidate U.S. Defense Minister stands for providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

Ashton Carter to replace the post of Secretary of Defense Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel, who also spoke in support of the transfer of American weapons to Ukraine.

A candidate for the post of Head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter supports the supplying American defense armament to Ukraine, Censor.NET reports citing Guardian.

"I am very much inclined in that direction … The nature of those arms I can't say right now because I haven't conferred with our and Ukrainian military leaders," Carter said. He also noted that he is inclined to supply lethal weapons.

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After approval by the Senate, Carter will probably head the defense with a modest budget, which could complicate the fight against global threats such as ISIL militants in the Middle East and Russia, which is testing NATO's strength, ZN.UA notes.

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