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Tillerson stands for providing lethal weapons to Ukraine
08:41, 12 January 2017
Tillerson stands for providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

Nominee for US State Secretary position announced this during the Senate hearing

08:41, 12 January 2017

Reuters

The candidate for US State Secretary, former CEO of Exxon-Mobil Corp. Rex Tillerson declared that US has to support Ukraine by providing it with lethal weapons. This was reported by Ukrinform.

Tillerson said this answering the question during the hearings of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“This decision requires consultation with the National Council for security and the contribution of others, but I would support it,” Tillerson said.

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The candidate for US State Secretary position underlined the importance of the support of Ukraine’s defense. “It is important to help Ukrainians protect themselves from further aggression. I hope that the ceasefire regime will be maintained, but if it will not happen, it is important for us to support their ability for self-defense,” he said.

Earlier it was reported that Tillerson unexpectedly claimed that Russia has to take responsibility for its actions. Nominee for the State Secretary position said that their NATO allies are "right to be alarmed at a resurgent Russia”.

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