Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, yesterday urged the US to create a special status for Ukraine which allows them to provide lethal aid to the country.
The president declared that “war can not be won with blankets”and other assistance that the US has sent so far.
Ukrainian forces fighting rebels in the pro-Russian eastern Ukraine “need more political support worldwide and more, both lethal and non-lethal military equipment,” Poroshenko told the Houses of Congress in Washington.
The Ukrainian president also urged the United States to maintain its sanctions on Russia, and warned that the war in which young Ukrainians today struggle “is not just the war in Ukraine is the one of Europe and the United States, too.”
Indeed, the U.S. Government yesterday announced the award of $ 53 million more in humanitarian and security aid to Ukraine, a package that includes helmets, flak jackets and vehicles for the Ukrainian Army, but not the lethal aid requested by Poroshenko.