MOSCOW, 21 Dec â€” RIA Novosti. The approval by the US Department of state us supplies sniper rifles to Ukraine will complicate the implementation of the Minsk agreements and will worsen the situation of the militia in the Donbass, said military expert, chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal Fatherland” Victor murakhovski.
Earlier it was reported that the state Department licensed commercial exports of U.S. producers of a limited number of small arms and light weapons to Ukraine. “We have never had policies that limit such commercial sale. The United States is considering requests for issuing licenses for the sale and export in each case separately,” said state Department spokesman RIA Novosti.
“The US government did not sell directly and did not give defensive weapons to Ukraine, but did not exclude such possibility”, â€” he added.
“In the U.S. there are a large number of private firms that produce a sniper rifle. This country is advanced in terms of creating this type of small arms. These firms are ready to supply these rifles anywhere, just to pay the money. If such rifles will be supplied to Ukraine â€“ will be to promote the observance of the Minsk agreements”, â€” said murakhovski.
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He explained that in the Donbas on the frontline is the so-called sniper war between the armed forces of Ukraine and militias.
“The snipers from the Ukrainian side have the ability to use advanced models of sniper weapons, the militias don’t have such opportunity, and, probably, their situation does not improve with the approval of the Department of supply rifles to Ukraine”, â€” said the expert.
Murakhovski also noted that Ukraine already supplied sniper rifles from around the world, and therefore the approval of the state Department is not decisive.
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