Held a strategic and constructive meeting with Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Wess Mitchell. This visit is a sign of great support for Ukraine from the United States. He called on the US State Department to provide Ukraine with a lethal defensive weapon,declared Paruby.
As noted on the website of the Parliament, the interlocutors "also discussed the progress and progress of reforms in Ukraine and the issues of strengthening trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and the United States."
Mitchell, who is in Kiev, said earlier on Wednesday that Washington is still considering the issue of lethal weapons to Kiev.
Moscow has repeatedly warned against plans for the supply of arms to Ukraine, since this step will only lead to an escalation of the conflict in the Donbas. As the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, has repeatedly stated, the supply of arms to Ukraine from outside "will not help resolve the crisis in the Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements."