Parubiy presents in Washington list of weapons Ukraine needs

First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy has arrived in Washington to present a list of the weapons Ukraine's security agencies say the country needs.

He told about this during a live broadcast by the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"Some of the weapons are non-lethal. For example, radars and UAVs, radio communications and interference suppression devices. The lethal weapons include, primarily, anti-missile systems, including Javelin [anti-tank missiles]," Parubiy said.

The list of required equipment has already been submitted to U.S. President Barack Obama, but it is also planned to present it to other officials who "are directly involved in the decision making process."

According to Parubiy, he will meet with Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services John McCain, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, as well as with the representatives of the Pentagon.

"The position of the United States will be decisive. After the United States, I'm confident many leaders of the European countries, Canada, will support this initiative and will more actively assist Ukraine," the vice-speaker said.


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