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Stingers, Javelins and drones among US weapons to Ukraine

by naijarex

As we reported earlier, the US is releasing $1bn (£764m) in weapons to Ukraine.

The package consists of $800m in newly approved security assistance and $200 million committed last weekend.

The new military aid includes 800 Stinger missiles to help Ukrainian ground forces deal with low-flying helicopters and airplanes, and 2,000 Javelins with which to engage enemy tanks. The Ukrainian government has asked for both.

For the first time, the US will also send Ukraine 100 “cutting edge” tactical drones to use as guided missiles against enemy tanks or artillery positions.

Other weapons listed in the package are rifles, pistols, machine guns, shotguns and grenade launchers.

The administration is also sending body armour, helmets and more than 20 million rounds of ammunition to Kyiv.

The White House says its current levels of military aid to Ukraine are “more than we had ever provided before”.

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