U.S. State Department refuses comment on Ukraine's purchase of air defence systems

Source : 112 Ukraine

Media reported that Ukraine filed a request to the U.S. concerning the purchase of air defence systems referring to Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S.
08:27, 30 August 2018

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The U.S. State Department informed that the Department would not report any comments on a possible deal on purchase or transfer of arms, as Golos Ameriki reports.

"In accordance with the official policy of the State Department, we do no comment on potential deals on purchase or transfer of arms and agreements which are under negotiations – before they will be officially reported before the U.S. Congress,“ the representatives of the Department stated.

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Earlier, Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S., denied information about Ukraine’s request for purchase of military equipment or armament in the U.S. worth $750 million for an item, while the Ukrainian army needs at least three relevant military establishments. He stated that media interpreted his words wrong.

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