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31.08.2016 - 09: 08

The Nation: the United States turned Ukraine into a "supermarket of illegal weapons"

Ukraine United States have military and financial aid, and Kiev, in turn, is the possibility to sell weapons to other countries, bypassing international law, writes The Nation.

"Self-styled experts on Russia" love to talk about the fact that Moscow wants to take him into service WikiLeaks, refugees, cockroaches, robots, and even Jedi tricks, but it is better to look at what is happening in their country, the article says.

"All of these trumped up charges against Russia can be contrasted quite a real role of weapons in US foreign policy in recent years," - the newspaper notes.

Ever since President Barack Obama came to power, the export of arms from the United States rose sharply, which was a gold mine for producers of weapons. According to the publication, in 2014, the US participated in more than half of all contracts for the supply of arms in the world. Prices for shares of defense contractor L-3 Communications, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin are now near five-year highs.

At the same time, as noted by The Nation, US arms dealers are betting on a cold war with Russia. "Not surprisingly, that Ukraine, which is at the forefront of this new Cold War, in the spring of 2014 years has become a real weapon market", - stated in the material.

By the end of the year 2015 Kiev received from Washington in military aid worth more than 780 million and loan guarantees to 2 billion, while Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko do not even hide the fact that the IMF and the money he intends to spend on the war. As a result, "Ukraine has become a supermarket of illegal weapons."

In addition, the country has turned into an underground market where weapons fall into the government, dominated by the most odious regimes on the planet. According to human rights activists from Amnesty International, Ukraine sells machine guns and helicopters to South Sudan - "a country where strikes at civilians in hospitals and churches." At the same time the supply of arms South Sudan violate international treaty on arms trade, the article says.

"There is an interesting question: how a country that constantly claims that it ostensibly reflects Russia's attack on its territory, can afford to sell arms abroad?" - The author is interested in the material.
The Nation also notes that bypassing the Treaty on the US arms trade sells weapons of Saudi Arabia, and the supply of fuel the bloody conflict in Yemen.

"Sales of weapons and" security assistance "to foment civil strife, war crimes and regional instability, directly contrary to the fundamental principles of the White House and the US defense industry is high time to bring to justice." - Sums up the author.

A source: RIA News

Tags: Ukraine, Weapon, USA, Analytics