Russian lawmaker warns U.S. not to deliver weapons to UkraineStaff Writer | November 20, 2017
The situation in eastern Ukraine will worsen rapidly if the United States supplies offensive weapons to Ukrainian government troops, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Sunday.
Tensions Vladimir Shamanov
The U.S. National Security Council reportedly approved arms sales to Kiev earlier this week amid prolonged conflicts between the government and insurgents in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin confirmed that his country would receive more weapons from the United States, although the time frame is not yet decided.
The possible arms supply could sharply destabilize the situation in the Donbas region, which to some extent has been under control due to efforts made by international organizations and local people, Shamanov said. ■