Peskov commented on possible supplies to Ukraine American weapons

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All countries, especially applying for a role in conflict resolution, must avoid actions that may provoke a new spiral of tension, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, making comments on information on possible supplies to Ukraine from the United States American anti-tank missiles (ATGM).

An earlier edition of the Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials reported that the Pentagon and the US state Department has developed a plan of supplying Ukraine with antitank missiles and other weapons. Approval from the White house has not yet been reported.

«Geopolitical reasoning there should hardly be cause for comment. Our position is well known: we believe that all countries, especially those that claim to be in the regulation, should avoid any actions that could provoke another round of tension in an already difficult region,» said Sands, answering the question whether Moscow to initiate any negotiations with Washington over supplies to Ukraine anti-tank and will there be any counter action to support the breakaway DNI and LC.

Moscow has repeatedly warned against plans arms deliveries to Ukraine, because this step will only lead to the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass.

Supply plan

The Ukrainian government has repeatedly asked Washington to expand the program of military assistance. So, the supply of weapons was one of the topics of the talks of the two presidents Donald trump and Petro Poroshenko in June, also this issue was raised last week, when Ukraine was visited by the US special envoy Kurt Volker.

The Wall Street Journal writes that anti-tank missiles will be deployed in places where «Ukrainian troops away from the front lines». Therefore, policy makers will be able to «limit the risks of escalation» and weaken criticism about the possibility of «the offensive actions of Kiev». The newspaper’s sources characterize as a defensive weapon, intended to «deter aggressive actions from Moscow.»

A senior official in the US administration said the publication that the decision to supply was not discussed in the White house, and President Donald trump not aware of the initiatives of the military and diplomats.

Pentagon spokesman Michel Baldanza stressed that the U.S. does not exclude the possibility of supplying «lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine.» The sources noted that Washington will be able to withdraw the weapons, if Ukraine will use the weapon «properly».

Counterproductive and risky

The supply of weapons from the US to Ukraine could become the biggest mistake of the administration of Donald trump and lead to the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass, told RIA Novosti the representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Kostenko.

In his opinion, such actions can lead to escalation of the conflict in the Donbass.

Against arms shipments to Ukraine expressed and the majority of European politicians. Thus, the ex-foreign Minister of Germany, former Chairman of the OSCE, the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said earlier that the supply of weapons to Ukraine are very risky and counterproductive way out of the crisis. The Chairman of the NATO military Committee Petr Pavel said that he sees no need to supply lethal weapons to Kiev, because it «will only increase the suffering of the people.»

Can supply, but half will lose

Former head of the main Department of international military cooperation of the defense Ministry of Russia, President of Academy of geopolitical problems Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov said that the supply of American guided missile system Kiev – a project of the previous US administration, and that his advance forces, who were preparing a coup in Ukraine.

Ivashov believes that trump will agree to this, that as «he’s not so stable position,» although Ukraine needs the President of the United States only as an obstacle to Russian gas supplies to Europe. The expert also does not exclude that the ATGM may be some other types of lethal weapons.

The political scientist Ivan Mizuho agree that Washington on the wave of anti-Russian hysteria can deliver Kiev lethal weapons.

«Of course, I doubt that Americans will fully satisfy the appetite of the Ukrainian military, but to exclude the fact that some types of weapons the United States has put Kiev, I would not. Moreover, such delivery can be provided that the control of these weapons will be instructors from the US, not Kiev directly,» said Mizuho on radio Sputnik.

He is confident that deliveries of American weapons in any case aggravate the situation in «hot spots» on the territory of Ukraine and close to her.

«I think that Ukraine would want to use weapons from the United States in the area of so-called ATO. And given that Kiev is absolutely unpredictable in their actions, weapons from abroad may be including on the border with the (unrecognized) Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic», – says the analyst.

Vice-President of PIR center, former head of the international Treaty Directorate of the Russian defense Ministry Lieutenant-General Yevgeny Buzhinsky, on the contrary, believes that the supply will not affect the alignment of forces in Donbass.

«It is rather a symbolic gesture – the transition of U.S.-Ukrainian cooperation to a new level… But at the expense of whether these supplies provoke a new spiral of tension – I think that’s unlikely. It is not so serious system. Moreover, knowing our Ukrainian brothers, for sure, half sell, some will lose, some even going anywhere,» said Buzhinsky.

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