US plans to sell weapons to Ukraine could 'derail peace process', says Russia

US plans to sell weapons to Ukraine could 'derail peace process', says RussiaRussian officials have warned that the US decision to supply weapons to Ukraine is dangerous and could encourage to use force in the easter portion of the country. The American State Department announced that it would begin supplying Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities” as it battles with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, prompting the Russian officials to say that the decision could “force” a conflict in the region. Franz Klintsevich, a member of the Russian parliament, said that the arms supplies would encourage Ukraine, and send a signal that the Americans support their efforts to fight against and potentially reclaim the east.



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