Russian officials did not like the idea of giving weapons to Ukraine, even of the defensive type.
Such a statement was made by the first deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich.
According to him, the difference between a lethal and a defensive weapon is too vague.
The war in the Donbas, in which Russia is actively involved, he traditionally called ‘civil’.
“We can not discount the so-called psychological moment. These supplies will be perceived by Kiev as confirmation of the correctness of the course it is conducting in the Donbas, which will further destabilize the situation,” Frantz Klintsevich said.
The Russian official did not say a word about Russia’s supply of weapons to militants in the Donbas by so-called ‘humanitarian convoys’.
Such a stir among Russian politicians arose after Peter Poroshenko stated that he expected the U.S. to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine. At the same time, the U.S. Congress revealed its plans to provide military assistance to Ukraine for confronting Russia.