Eugene Czolij, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress claimed that the decision of the US to provide Ukraine with a license for the purchase of the lethal weaponry will allow to increase the stability in Europe. He reported this to Ukrinform.
‘The Words Congress of the Ukrainians approves the attitude of the US and the particular steps of Washington that aim to support Ukraine in the defense of the territorial integrity that will provide the peace and stability in Europe’, Czolij said.
According to him, the US show the clear understanding of the Russian hybrid war and striving to support Ukraine to stand against this war.
As we reported Trump's Administration has approved the first ever U.S. commercial sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine, in a clear break from the de facto U.S. ban on arms sales of the Obama administration. The move was strongly supported by top Trump national security Cabinet officials and Congress but may complicate President Trump’s stated ambition to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Earlier Senator James Inhofe wrote a letter to President Trump encouraging increased support for Ukraine.
Previously the Senate approved allocating $350 million for Ukraine’s defense.