Earlier Kiev asked to begin training snipers for the armed forces of Ukraine. However, the American government refused, explaining that sniper training is a offensive skill, the newspaper writes.
Increasing the cost of training of the Ukrainian army in March, Washington said that the US assistance to resolve the situation in Eastern Ukraine plan to train the security forces exclusively defensive tactics, and do not intend to deliver to the country lethal weapons, the author notes.
"Our goal is to help the Ukrainians better protect their territory, exacerbating the conflict," commented the Deputy assistant Secretary of defense Michael carpenter.
According to the publication, Washington's decision provoked a negative reaction from Republicans, as they considered the policy of the White house is too cautious relative to Moscow.