U.S. to supply Ukraine with defensive capabilitiesStaff Writer | December 23, 2017
The U.S. will provide Ukraine "enhanced defensive capabilities" to help the country defend its territorial integrity, the State Department said.
Tensions "As we have always said..."
Nauert said the assistance is "entirely defensive in nature", adding: "As we have always said, Ukraine is a sovereign country and has a right to defend itself."
She added Washington has been committed to the Minsk agreements as the way forward in eastern Ukraine. The department did not give further details.
Following the statement, citing State Department sources, ABC News reported that U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his approval of a plan to sell anti-tank missiles to Kiev.
According to ABC News, the total defense package of $47 million includes the sale of 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers. ■