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Washington Refused to Assist Poroshenko with his War

11.09.2015 16:27

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a televised interview that the US had previously refused to provide military assistance to Ukraine because there was no combat-effective army in his country.

Washington had been reluctant to supply arms to Ukraine earlier because they believed that there was no combat-capable army in the country, according to President Petro Poroshenko's interview with Ukrainian television.

In the interview, he referred to the incident that took place during a visit by the American delegation a year ago, when "Ukraine had no friends."

"Now I can clarify the situation. When I asked our American and European partners to provide military assistance to us, I was shocked to hear the refusal," Poroshenko said.

According to him, members of the American delegation explained that the decision was taken due to the lack of an effective army in Ukraine.