A number of countries have provided military aid that constitutes lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government against the backdrop of the current escalation between Russia and NATO around this country.
And British Deputy Defense Secretary James Hebei confirmed yesterday, Wednesday, that the United Kingdom has exported thousands of light anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government.
In turn, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace explained to the newspaper “Daily Mail” that London delivered to Kiev this week two thousand anti-armor missiles, expressing the UK’s readiness to provide more weapons to Ukraine.
The British aid that arrived on a number of planes to Ukraine in recent days includes the US-made FGM-148 Javelin missile systems.
According to the assessments of Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Britain has sent to Ukraine in recent days six military transport planes loaded with weapons, with a total shipment of 460 tons.
Meanwhile, US officials have confirmed to the media that the Biden administration has approved an additional $200 million in “defensive military assistance” to the government of Ukraine.
According to the “Politico” website, there is talk of a mechanism that Biden ordered to establish to enable the US government to provide urgent military aid to another country from the Pentagon’s warehouses, and this would allow Washington to supply Kiev with radars and equipment for ships.
In turn, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said, during his visit to Kiev yesterday, that Washington will provide additional security assistance to Ukraine in the coming weeks, recalling that the US defense budget for the fiscal year 2022 requires diagnosing $300 million in military aid to Kiev.
Moreover, a US State Department official confirmed to media representatives during Blinken’s visit to Berlin today that the United States is accelerating the licensing of US arms transfers from its European allies to Ukraine, saying, “European allies have what they need to move forward with additional security assistance to Ukraine.” Ukraine in the coming days and weeks.
According to press reports, the United States gave the green light to the export of the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) to Kiev by lethal American weapons, including anti-armor systems and surface-to-air missiles.
At the same time, unconfirmed media reports said Canada sent special forces elements to Ukraine.
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