Anders Rasmussen says NATO will re-arm Ukraine with ''Lethal Weapons''

Monday, 5 September, 2016 - 11:00

Former NATO Secretary General, Advisor to the President of Ukraine, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the West will give Ukraine lethal weapons in the event that Russia "destabilizes eastern Ukraine."

"Ukraine is not a member of NATO and, therefore, the Alliance has no obligations to Ukraine's security. However, if Russia will not fulfill the Minsk agreement, if it continues to destabilize eastern Ukraine, I think it's time for the West and for NATO to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons. And then the Ukrainian military will be able to better defend against Russian aggression",  Rasmussen said, in an interview with "Apostrof", released on Sunday.

He also noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine has done much to strengthen its defenses.