Kiev did not want from the acquisition of a canadian F-18
Ukraine did not want from the acquisition of canadian multi-role fighter F-18, said former Deputy defense Minister of Ukraine Leonid Polyakov
The poles held the post of Deputy Minister from March to April 2014. According to him, back in the spring of Canada was invited to give Ukraine a few fighters, but the Ministry of defence refused because of the expensive operation of the aircraft and the inability to quickly retrain pilots, RIA " Novosti ". Ukraine on the background began in April of confrontation in the Donbass repeatedly asked the West for help, And among them about military equipment. First Deputy assistant to the President for national security Anthony Lloyd made a motion to consider granting Ukraine " lethal weapons " for defensive purposes. In the Russian foreign Ministry told that the supply of U.S. lethal weapons Ukraine will violate the Geneva agreement on the settlement of the conflict. The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that if adopted, the U.S. decision to supply to Ukraine lethal weapons Washington would violate the Geneva consensus. And the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that the possible arms shipments from the USA to Ukraine will only lead to deterioration.