Interview: U.S. Weapons To Help Ukrainians 'Defend Themselves'
U.S. Senator Rob Portman said lethal defensive weapons that the United States will soon deliver to Ukraine could help bring peace to the country by deterring future aggression by Russia-backed separatists. Portman made the comments in an interview with RFE/RL's Rostyslav Khotin on April 2 in Prague, a day before heading to Ukraine on a fact-finding tour. The United States has approved the sale of Javelin antitank missiles and launch units to Ukraine in a deal worth about $47 million.