The congressman told reporters on Monday, Feb. 6, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.
Thornberry said he was incredibly disappointed when the Obama Administration showed reluctance to fulfill Ukraine's request to provide lethal weapons to counter the Russian aggression.
He expressed hope that the new administration would do it.
The congressman also noted that the idea of arming Ukraine enjoyed a bipartisan support of lawmakers of both houses of the U.S. Congress.
Thornberry's statement came amid escalation of hostilities in Ukraine's east which made the new White House Administration to officially respond to the situation.