July 30, Republicans and Democrats made to the Senate joint bill that allows you to secure the annual allocation of Ukraine military assistance in the amount of $300 million. In response, the Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov suggested to start to openly supply Russian weapons to the Donbas.
He said that the allocation of the States money to purchase arms, including lethal, from which then the Ukrainian army would shoot people in the LC and the DNI, unties the hands of Russia for the possibility of the same open arms supplies to the Donbas, to the armies of the non-recognition of result was to protect its inhabitants.
Now the Pentagon has allocated to Ukraine as military aid of $250 million including the purchase of lethal weapons. And another $4 million for training Ukrainian officers programs obuchenija NATO.
Interestingly, a few years ago, us senators considered the amount of military assistance to Ukraine to $600 million. But later, when it became clear that no progress in combating corruption in Ukraine no, and this amount is rapidly decreased by half.
By the standards of the funds allocated for military assistance, $300 million is, in General, the penny, the amount allocated to US to the aid of the army of Israel, tens of billions. But even these small funds to the Ukrainian military leaders and politicians Americans in his hands is not given.
About what looks like military aid, Washington’s Kiev authorities “MK” said Director of the Center for analysis of strategies and technologies Ruslan Pukhov
– first, military assistance to Ukraine is largely symbolic of a PR nature. She needs to help Trump to attract in future elections the votes of immigrants from Ukraine, which in the States quite a lot.
second, the money the US gives in fact not Ukraine, and its own defense complex. Ukraine practically did not see, as they go for the purchase of American military equipment and weapons. The same type anti-tank missile systems Javelin, stations serifs artillery fire and other things is already far not the new American weapons.
For the Ukrainian leadership such assistance, too, more PR than actual financial support. They say, look: the USA – with us! They help our army! Together we – force!
Although it is actually in conditions of supplies to Kiev the same Javelin, States stipulated that they cannot be used on the contact line between the Ukrainian army with the self-proclaimed DND and LNR. True, Kiev has continuously maintained that the ban was, supposedly, at any time can be canceled. However, such a long-awaited moment still did not come.
Or, say the station serifs artillery fire, to��the fact that the USA supplies to Kiev. They are passed to the Ukrainian side with strongly reduced performance. Mostly all the weapons from the Americans comes in the Ukrainian army thoroughly “neutered”. Apparently that assistance from overseas could severely turn the head of the Kiev authorities. To those overestimating their capabilities, not consciously decided suddenly to go to the aggravation of armed conflict. And in this case – and there is no doubt – Russia will not be able to stay away.