U.S. en­voy says Ukraine could get more weapons:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

The United States’ spe­cial en­voy for Ukraine says Wash­ing­ton would con­sider pro­vid­ing more ar­ma­ments to the coun­try, whose army is fight­ing with Rus­sia-backed sep­a­ratist rebels in the east. Pres­i­dent Trump this year re­versed the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s re­fusal to pro­vide lethal aid to Ukraine and has sent more than 200 Javelin an­ti­tank rock­ets. En­voy Kurt Volker told re­porters in Kiev that Ukraine has im­proved its de­fense ca­pa­bil­i­ties in re­cent years, but “there are still some gaps in those ca­pa­bil­i­ties. And wher­ever those gaps are, we are pre­pared to sit down and talk with Ukraine about what their needs are. They can buy things through our for­eign mil­i­tary sales.” Volker said the United States is con­cerned about the ex­pan­sion of Rus­sian naval op­er­a­tions in the Sea of Azov, which bor­ders Ukraine, Rus­sia and the Rus­sia-an­nexed Crimean Penin­sula.

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