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    State Dept Can Not Confirm White House Got Proposal on Weapons for Ukraine

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    The department’s spokesperson Heather Nauert said that the US Department of State cannot confirm that the plan to supply Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons has been sent to the White House.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Department of State cannot confirm that the plan to supply Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons has been sent to the White House, the department’s spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a briefing on Thursday.

    "I can’t confirm that. I can certainly say though that we have not provided defensive weapons nor we ruled out the option to do so," Nauert told reporters when asked to confirm that the plan went to the White House.

    On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported citing US diplomats and military officials that the US State and Defense departments had devised a plan to supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles and other weaponry. The two departments are seeking the approval of the White House on the issue, according to the report.

    Ukraine, which has been mired in a military conflict in the southeastern regions for three years, has repeatedly asked for supplies of lethal and non-lethal weapons from the European Union and the United States.

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