Kyiv - At a meeting with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the former Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Anders Fogh Rasmussen called on the United States to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons and stressed the importance of Ukrainian alliance. He said this on his Facebook page, Front News International reports.
"I asked to strengthen Ukraine's support and provide it with lethal weapons as a deterrent, and stressed the importance of granting Ukraine the status of a special ally - not a member of NATO. In order to emphasize the commitment to the US-Ukrainian partnership in the field of security”, - Rasmussen wrote.
He also stressed the consistent support of Ukraine in the issue of Russian aggression.