American defensive weapons will save lives of Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas, Poroshenko says


American defensive lethal aid will help Ukraine resolve the conflict in the Donbas.

As reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine, this was stated by President Petro Poroshenko.

"The first myth is that American weapons will force Russia to send its weapons to the Donbas. But Russia never stopped doing this. Secondly, American weapons will not solve the situation as a whole. But this will definitely help resolve the situation along with sanctions and diplomatic pressure. Thirdly, the supply of American weapons will increase the tension. But this will increase the cost of Russian aggression as well. In the face of such strong deterrence Moscow would think twice before launching another offensive," he said.

Poroshenko stressed that the provision of defensive weapons will save lives of the Ukrainian military, which is the most important.

Read more: No losses in Ukrainian army yesterday as enemy breached cease-fire 23 times, - HQ

Earlier, the U.S. Senate approved the allocation of $500 million in military assistance to Ukraine.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n455999