Breedlove calls on Trump to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons

10.02.2017 10:20 433

U.S. President Donald Trump should avoid the mistake made by Barack Obama, who did not dare to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons, necessary for its self-defense.

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove said this before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Voice of America reports.

"Trump’s Administration, which understands the importance of a strong stance for successful outcome of the negotiations, should confess the position of placing defensive equipment on the nearest approaches to the enemy when it comes to countering the Kremlin’s defiance towards NATO. The Obama administration did not express the desire to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons, needed to better defend itself. The new team can avoid this mistake," Breedlove said.

He also called on Trump not to lift anti-Russian sanctions until Russia fully implements the Minsk agreements.

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