McCain urges Trump administrations to authorize additional sales of weapons to Ukraine

McCain urges Trump administrations to authorize additional sales of weapons to Ukraine

U.S. Senator John McCain has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to approve additional sales of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine.

The relevant statement was posted on the website of the senator.

“I welcome reports that the Trump administration has approved the sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. This decision is years overdue, but nonetheless, it comes at a pivotal moment. Ukrainians are enduring some of the worst fighting in several months as Russia has withdrawn its officers from a key ceasefire implementation mechanism and Russian-led forces have escalated their attacks in eastern Ukraine,” reads the statement.

According to McCain, the United States and the Free World should give Ukraine what it needs to fight back.

“That is why the reported decision to authorize the sale of sniper rifles and ammunition must only be a first step. I urge the President to authorize additional sales of defensive lethal weapons, including anti-tank munitions, and to fully utilize security assistance funds provided by the Congress to enable Ukraine to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” reads the statement.

Earlier, the US media reported that the US Department of State decided to approve the delivery of small arms worth $45 million to Ukraine.


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