USA should help Ukraine protect itself, - Rice
13:18, 14 March 2016

USA should help Ukraine protect itself, - Rice

The former U.S. Secretary of State expressed confidence that the sanctions against Russia are working

13:18, 14 March 2016

“I surely believe we should help Ukraine protect itself; I believe people should have an opportunity to defend themselves with firearms, though the American government decided not to choose that way, and I understand that”, Interfax-Ukraine quoted Condoleeza Rice as saying.

According to her, Russia regularly breaches the Minsk agreements, but the West-imposed sanctions and prices for oil do serious damage to the Kremlin, undermining the country’s economy.  

Rice added that Ukraine should continue with economic reforms, and the authorities have to pay more efforts for their successful implementation.

Recently, Condoleeza Rice visited Ukraine; she delivered a lecture and answered questions from students at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine in Kyiv.

Rice has long favored supplying Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons as a way to contain Russian aggression. She is also known for favoring the continuation of economic sanctions against the Kremlin and the strengthening of NATO allies.

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