18:58 28.02.2018

U.S. weapon supplies to Ukraine should begin in few weeks – Poroshenko

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U.S. weapon supplies to Ukraine should begin in few weeks – Poroshenko

The first supplies of weapons from the United States should begin in a few weeks, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.

"The first supply of these weapons should take place in a few weeks," Poroshenko said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday.

Several types of weapons will be supplied, starting with "counter-sniper systems," he said.

"We're talking about numerous supplies, starting with counter-sniper systems, because it was Russian snipers who killed many Ukrainian troops in the east of our country," the Ukrainian president said.

Obtaining such systems will help Ukraine to significantly decrease the number of servicemen killed, especially on the frontline, Poroshenko said.

"We're also talking about electronic warfare means, air defense and many other weapons," he said.

Poroshenko also recalled that he had held negotiations on weapon supplies with U.S. President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis.

"We have many positive news [following negotiations], but, unfortunately, I cannot provide more details about them," he said.

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