Despite all the talk, the Ukrainian government about the need for the end of the armed conflict in Donbas, Kiev is clearly not planning to do the first and main step to achieve this goal. Moreover, Ukraine continues to take actions that provoke only exacerbate the situation.
In particular, for several years the Ukrainian side begged Washington lethal weapon for the APU. USA tried to resist, but in a recent decision of the Pentagon was the approval of the initiative but with certain conditions. In particular, to Ukraine could get a large-caliber sniper rifle Barrett M107A1, first she needs to obtain a license.
In addition to the armament of the Soviet model and potential American arms, Kiev also counts on military supplies from other countries. According to the head of the Ukrainian state enterprise “Spetstechnoexport” Paul Barbula, APU supplied artillery shells of caliber of 100 mm and 152 mm, and also ammunition grenade VOG-17 and VOG-25. However, to disclose the country of origin, he did not.
Military expert Mikhail Zhirokhov, in turn, said that video and photos taken on the front area of the so-called anti-terrorist operation, saying that arms shipments from abroad are in full swing. In particular, he was referring to the ammunition of the Soviet model, which the APU is obtained from Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.
In addition, free delivery 7 thousand Kalashnikovs in Ukraine announced on the eve of Lithuania. In addition to this, the Baltic country intends to transfer to Kiev more than 80 machine guns, mortars and anti-tank weapons. His “military contribution” and decided to make Canada, allowing Ukraine to import canadian firearms and ammunition.
It is worth noting that all these facts point to the obvious militant attitude of the Ukrainian government in respect of Donbass. As shown, Kiev does not intend to negate the conflict in the South-East of the country, guided only by the Minsk agreements. Instead, Ukraine continues to build up its military potential, openly getting weapons from the West.