The United States’ arms supplies to Ukraine will lead to further escalation of the conflict in the Donbass and, as a result, to new destruction and casualties. This was said by the spokesperson of the LPR People’s Militia, Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Marochko.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the US Senate had allegedly approved the draft law on the national budget for the 2018 financial year, which envisages “allocating 500 million dollars to support Ukraine in the field of security and defense.” Poroshenko noted that the draft law also authorizes the provision of Ukraine with “lethal weapons of a defensive nature.”

“Such statements by the president of Ukraine, who is also the supreme commander-in-chief, testify to aggressive intentions and unwillingness to resolve the conflict in the Donbass by peaceful means,” Marochko said.

“Ukraine can persuade foreign partners that they need weapons only for defense, but we almost daily record such” defensive” shelling of our territories. At the same time, our units, despite provocations, observe the “silence regime” and, in connection with the existing order, can not respond to such actions of the Ukrainian side,” the lieutenant colonel said.

“I am confident that the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine will lead to further escalation of the conflict and, as a result, new destruction and victims,” said the official representative of the Defense Ministry of the Republic.

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