Supplies to Ukraine are part of the support Washington provides to Kiev to protect the country’s sovereignty from Russian aggression, the US embassy said.
The United States supplied Ukraine with arms and military equipment totaling $ 60 million, the United States Embassy in Kiev said on Wednesday, June 17. Among the cargoes that arrived in Ukraine on June 16 are Javelin anti-tank missiles, ammunition and radio communications.
“The United States strongly supports Ukraine in protecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression,” the US embassy said in a statement. In April 2018, the United States already supplied Ukraine with the first batch of Javelin missile systems in the amount of $ 47 million.
The Ukrainian army has been fighting with Russian-backed separatist groups in the east for more than six years, dpa recalls. According to the UN, from the beginning of the conflict in Donbass, more than 13 thousand people have become its victims