The United States confirmed that Kiev will have donated at least a part of the new military assistance
The amount of assistance to Ukraine in security will exceed $750 million, said the U.S. state Department.
WASHINGTON, January 20. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Kirsanov/. The American authorities themselves pay for at least part of the new military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of anti-tank missiles (ATGM) Javelin. This was confirmed by January 19, the correspondent of TASS employee of the US state Department.
He recalled that Washington announced in late December plans to expand the range of military assistance to Kiev and to proceed with the transfer including defensive weapons, among which were anti-tank systems Javelin. “We intend to provide Ukraine with defensive antitank weapons, including the Javelin missile system. We’ll direct you to the government of Ukraine for further details regarding the military procurement and operational plans,” — said the representative of the foreign Department of the USA.
In fact, we are talking about the U.S. decision to give Ukraine in the case of the drafting of the relevant decisions of the entire spectrum of weapons and military equipment and also help in the area of military training.
According to the American diplomat, the new aid “includes weapons and ammunition”. In this regard, he claimed that the weapons “entirely defensive in nature”. “These enhanced defenses will be partially financed by American money intended to assist [other countries] in the field of security. Due to this, the total amount of U.S. assistance to Ukraine in the security sphere, rendered in 2014 will exceed $750 million,” — said the employee of US state Department.
According to the information, “until the present time, the United States has provided the Ukrainian Armed forces urgently needed counterbattery radars, radios, [army armored “SUVs”] Humvee, medical equipment, protective equipment and night vision devices”.