Ria Novosti ll US Denies Offering Military Assistance to Ukraine: Reports

(RIA Novosti) – The United States has not made any offers on military assistance to Ukraine’s government, Reuters quoted a senior US official as saying Sunday.

„No US offer of lethal assistance has been made to Ukraine,“ the official said.

Earlier on Sunday, advisor to the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Yuri Lutsenko, said that agreements had been reached at the NATO summit in Wales to supply advanced weapons to Ukraine from several countries, including the United States, France, Italy and Poland.

During the September 4-5 NATO summit in Wales, Poroshenko said that the alliance would adopt a declaration on military and technical assistance to Kiev. Later, in an interview with BBC, Poroshenko confirmed that some NATO members promised to supply precision weapons to Ukraine, but refused to name them.

The head of the International Committee of the Russian State Duma Alexei Pushkov has expressed concern about statements regarding possible NATO military support to Ukraine.

Ukraine has been engulfed in violent internal conflict since mid-April, when Kiev began its military operation against independence supporters in the southeastern regions of the country, who refused to recognize the new government which came to power after the February 22 coup.