Thursday, December 28 2017 15:58 EET
Poroshenko calls receiving American weapons "a transatlantic vaccination against the Russian virus of aggression"
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Ukrainian president emphasizes that USA has adopted a long-awaited and fundamental decision on providing lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine.

It was stated by Petro Poroshenko on his Facebook page. He added that a respective agreement had been achieved with U.S. President Donald Trump.

“This fundamental and long-awaited decision of the American administration was confirmed during yesterday’s talk with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,” he said.

“I am grateful for the leadership of President Donald Trump, clear position of all our American friends, and for strong bipartisan support of Ukraine. Along with strengthening the sanctions against Russia, this step is an adequate response to the continuation of the occupation of the Ukrainian territory, the failure of Moscow to fulfill its commitments, and the continued pouring of heavy weaponry in the Donbas,” the Head of State noted.

The President emphasized: “American weapons in the hands of Ukrainian soldiers are not for offensive, but for stronger rebuff of the aggressor, protection of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians, as well as for effective self-defense in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter. It is also a transatlantic vaccination against the Russian virus of aggression”.

Petro Poroshenko is confident: “Ukraine shall win!”.

Earlier U.S. State Department gave a green light to sales of lethal weapons to Ukraine.

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