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Washington not yet solved the issue of providing Kiev lethal weapons.

The official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert announced that Washington has not yet made a formal decision on granting Ukraine lethal weapons.

“Secretary Mattis (Secretary of defense James Mattis – ed.) is now in Ukraine. As for the armament programme, the decision still had not been accepted, but we will not exclude such possibility”, – said Nauert.

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Earlier, the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that in the first days of Russian aggression, Kiev has appealed to all countries of the world with the request for lethal weapons, but so far such assistance had only Lithuania .