President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the member states of the European Union to provide Kiev with defensive weapons, and also to qualify Russia as an “aggressor country” and the side of the conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. This Monday, March 12, reports Interfax . “It’s time to promote the provision of defensive weapons to the countries of Ukraine in accordance with national and international legislation,” Poroshenko said at a briefing with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federico Mogherini. Related materials 00:01 – December 24, 2017 In his opinion, “four years after the beginning of Russian aggression against Ukraine, it’s time for the EU to call the aggressor an aggressor and a party to the conflict.” “To get acquainted with the present situation in the Donbass, and also to see with my own eyes how Russia fulfills its part of the Minsk agreements, I turned to Ms. Magerini with a proposal to send to the Donbass the second mission of the ambassadors of the EU security policy committee in the near future, – added the Ukrainian leader, recalling that the first mission visited the Donbass in September 2015. “I think that it is necessary to make the role of European diplomacy in the matter of freeing hostages in the Donbass and Ukrainian political prisoners on the territory of Russia more important,” concluded Poroshenko. 2nd of March became known about the decision of the US State Department to approve the sale of Javelin to Ukraine worth 47 million dollars. The Pentagon said that this ATGM would help Ukraine build long-term defense to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Notification of his decision The State Department sent to the US Congress. Defense News specifies that we are talking about 210 missiles and 37 launchers. Request for their purchase Kiev previously sent to Washington. On February 21, the State Department special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker declared that the United States will not be limited to supplying Javelin to the country. He noted that Washington’s goal is “to fill gaps in the armament of the Ukrainian army, increasing its ability to defend its state.” In January Volcker reported , that the Javelin complexes are not intended for use on the conflict line in the Donbas. More important news in the Telegram channel «The ribbon of the day» . Subscribe!