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US approved supply of equipment for $ 175 million to Ukraine
18:11, 24 August 2017
US approved supply of equipment for $ 175 million to Ukraine

This includes, inter alia, special equipment for increasing defense capacity

18:11, 24 August 2017

112 Agency

The United States of America approved the supply of equipment for $ 175 million to Ukraine, including special equipment for defense. This was stated by the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis during the briefing, broadcasted by the TV channel "112 Ukraine".

"Just recently we approved the supplyy of equipment for $ 175 million, including special equipment that will provide even more defense capability of Ukraine," Mattis said.

Earlier, he said that the US intends to strengthen relations with Ukraine, and after returning from Ukraine, he will recommend to the leadership of the United States "specific things" regarding the provision of lethal weapons.

Also James Mattis stated that United States have never recognized Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and never will.

“We are not accepting and never will accept annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation and undermining of the internationally established  borders by Russia. Actually Russia agreed to seize fire under Minsk agreement and agreed to withdraw its troops, to provide further cooperation to ensure security in Europe in frames of Minsk agreement,” Mattis said.

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