If Russia wants Ukraine to become part of the Russian sphere of influence, the “Russian Empire” again, then I think this opportunity is lost. After all, the Ukrainian people will never return there
- declared Walker.
We are making significant efforts to maintain a united and powerful Western policies. The US and the EU imposed sanctions, strengthened them. We lifted restrictions on the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine
- emphasized Walker.
After that, Walker expressed the opinion that Kiev, in response to "courtesies", should respond to Washington with "reciprocity", acquiring the American military machinery and weapons.
At the same time, Walker said that Kiev has certain plans in this regard. Where Kiev is going to take money for this, Walker did not explain. Although it is known that since 2014, Ukraine received $ 1,5 billion in military assistance from the United States.
According to Walker, the priority is the supply to Ukraine of anti-sniper systems, portable anti-tank missile systems (ATGMs) "Javelin" (FGM-148 Javelin), air defense systems and "coastal defense".
Walker added that he will visit Ukraine over the next few days. At the same time, he is ready to meet with Russian colleagues to conduct negotiations on Ukraine. But he does not know when such negotiations can take place, since he does not see Moscow’s readiness to help overcome the crisis in the Donbass.
In addition, Walker said that the date for the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has not yet been determined.
Walker is confident that US cooperation with Zelensky to resolve the conflict in the Donbass is "vital." He believes that the election of Zelensky as president provides a chance to resolve this issue. At the same time, the USA and the EU should support Zelensky and protect him from the influence of the oligarchs, making his activities independent.