Washington and Kiev are discussing details of non-lethal weapons deliveries from the United States to Ukraine, First Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy told the Channel 5 television station on Wednesday evening.
Parubiy said that during his recent visit to the U.S., he met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and other high-ranking officials in the Pentagon and the National Security Council.
While in the U.S., Parubiy presented Ukrainian security services' list of lethal and non-lethal weapons that Ukraine needs today.
"We were able to hold technical discussions on non-lethal weapons. They include radars to detect an adversary's firing positions, drones, secure radio communication systems, as well as measures to repair some of our equipment. I can say that this issue has almost been decided," he said.
"The U.S. ambassador has already announced the allocation of $75 million and $45 million - $120 million in total - for this program," Parubiy said.
"Today we are holding technical negotiations concerning the types of non-lethal weapons that will be supplied to Ukraine in the near future," he added.
Ukraine is fully entitled to defend itself, and therefore there are no grounds for restricting supplies of foreign weapons, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
The sending by some countries, in particular, the UK and Poland, of military instructors to Ukraine will not promote the implementation of the Minsk agreements and will aggravate the situation, Russian envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said.
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