President: Ukraine counts on broadening of the list of arms that can be supplied from the EU

From – http://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/31133.html

Given the escalation of the situation in the country, Ukraine is willing to discuss with the EU the expansion of the list of arms that can be supplied to our state. It was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the briefing in Brussels.

“The EU has earlier abolished the embargo on the supply of certain weapons and now we are expecting that the given list of arms will be broadened by the EU,” the Head of State noted adding that Ukraine was willing to discuss the given issue in details at the NATO Summit in Wales.

The President informed that the EU countries were ready to provide military-technical assistance to Ukraine. “Consultations were held at bilateral level on the expansion of military-technical cooperation. Finally, we fix the military-technical assistance and the development of cooperation with the EU member-states at bilateral level that will allow us significantly increasing combat capability and defense capacity of our Armed Forces,” Petro Poroshenko said. According to him, the main part of cooperation would be in the provision of non-lethal weapons of the highest quality and the state-of-art samples produced in the EU to Ukraine.

According to the President, Ukraine plans to discuss the issue of increasing military-technical cooperation at the NATO Summit as well.

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