The deal with the American side on signing two agreements in the defense sphere will contribute to the political decision of the White House to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. Such a belief was expressed by the Ukrainian ambassador to the US Valeriy Chalyi in an interview with Ukrinform.
"As for the agreements, the first is an agreement on mutual defense purchases, the second on conducting research and development works. Both documents will promote military-technical cooperation, and will simplify the flow of American arms products to the Ukrainian market and, accordingly, Ukrainian - to the US market," said the Ukrainian diplomat.
He stressed that these agreements "will help to implement the political decision (about weapons for Ukraine), which is not yet accepted by the White House."
At the same time, according to the results of the meeting, he expressed the belief that serious changes are now taking place in the approaches of the American administration.
The ambassador also recalled that the powerful political support for giving Ukraine lethal weapons exists in both chambers of the US Congress.