Ukraine received from the United States 30 Javelin and 180 missiles – Arestovich

Some of the weapons have already been transferred to the military.Ukraine received from the United States 30 Javelins and 180 missiles / photo defense.gov / Army 2nd lt.  Jamie douglasUkraine received from the United States 30 Javelins and 180 missiles / photo defense.gov / Army 2nd lt. Jamie douglas

The United States of America handed over 30 Javelin anti-tank missile launchers and 180 missiles to them to Ukraine . The armament came as part of a military aid package.

This was announced by the adviser to the head of the President’s Office Alexei Arestovich in an interview with Radio Liberty.

“Yesterday, 30 Javelin complexes and 180 missiles arrived. This is another batch of aid,” Arestovich said.

According to him, some of the weapons have already been transferred to the positions of the Ukrainian military.

“They (Javelin and missiles to them – UNIAN) will be located in dangerous directions, where exactly – the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will decide,” Arestovich noted.

He also added that before the new year, Ukraine will receive another batch of weapons, separate weapons from a series of air defense, missile defense and radio-technical intelligence.

Earlier it was reported about the approval by the Congress of defense assistance to Ukraine  in the amount of $ 300 million  for 2022. The document, approved by the House of Representatives, must also be considered by the Senate and signed by the President for it to become law.

A new escalation on the border is possible: what is known

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Washington Post, referring to the statements of its anonymous sources, wrote that  Russia has resumed its military build-up  on the border with Ukraine. In addition, videos with echelons of military equipment, in particular tanks and missiles, which are being transported to the southern and western regions of Russia, began to appear on social networks. According to the newspaper, the US and Europe drew attention to this after the completion of the Russian-Belarusian military exercises “West-2021”.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine then  denied the information spread by The Washington Post  that Russia was building up military forces near the Ukrainian border. The data published in the media on the movement of Russian troops in the Ministry of Defense is called “an element of special information and psychological actions, which in fact are planned measures within the framework of the movement of troops after the completion of the exercise.”

Later,  Politico released fresh satellite photographs , which confirm reports that Russia is again concentrating troops and military equipment on the border with Ukraine.

Subsequently, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine,  Kirill Budanov, in an interview with the Military Times, said that Russia had concentrated 92 thousand troops near the border with Ukraine and was preparing for an invasion in late January – early February 2022. Recently, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced that Russia has deployed 115,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders  .

According to the  Financial Times, Western intelligence assumes a “high likelihood of destabilization” of Ukraine by Russia this winter.

Moscow denies accusations of preparing an attack on Ukraine and, conversely, points to the intensification of NATO forces near the Russian borders.

At a press conference on November 26, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed the opinion that an escalation on the part of Russia on the border by the militants it supports in Donbas could happen any day.

(c)UNIAN 2021

4 comments

  1. That’s not nearly enough! We should send a thousand. THAT would be a first degree deterent. The thought of so many Javelins across Ukraine frontline is sure to put deep fear into Ruskie tankers.
    However, maybe we have sent a lot more and the press section admitted to only 30. I hope so.

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