On Friday, the United States delivered the first batch to Ukraine as part of the largest $800 million military aid package. This was quoted by a senior Pentagon official on March 25. DEA News”.
“As for the $800 million aid package, a plane actually landed in the area today. Several first shipments were sent to the area,” he said.
He added that three additional flights are expected in the next three days.
As stated earlier in Washington, the implementation of the project of providing military assistance to Ukraine will “take several days”. The planes are expected to land in countries neighboring Ukraine, where weapons and ammunition will be brought to the country by truck.
What do they ask in Kiev?
Representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine regularly provide their Western partners with various documents in which they state their wishes regarding the supplied weapons. In one of the latest documents, Kyiv has significantly expanded the list of needs – in particular, it is reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine much more need anti-aircraft missiles and anti-tank systems.
The Ukrainian army suffers the greatest shortage of Javelin and Stinger jet missiles. According to representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at least 500 ammunition of all types is required to conduct hostilities for one day.
The new list was handed over to the American side, as the Ukrainian Armed Forces may face a potential shortage of weapons due to the increase in the activity of Russian troops.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated in a previous statement that the Ukrainian Armed Forces continues to have a serious shortage of S-300 class aircraft, attack helicopters and MANPADS.
… and what kind of military aid is provided to Ukraine?
The United States and other NATO countries provided the Ukrainian army with about 17 thousand anti-tank systems and about 2,000 missiles designed to combat air targets. Weapons shipments continue.
Russia has previously threatened to attack military convoys.
In his speech at the NATO summit, US President Joe Biden said that military supplies from the US continue to reach Eastern Europe. Then they will be transferred to Ukraine and used “to protect against Russian aggression”.
In addition, the United Kingdom provides assistance to Ukraine. Delivery of 6,000 missiles, including anti-tank missiles, is expected in the near future. London is also sending $33 million in financial aid to Kiev.
In general, military aid, including the latest weapons, ammunition and fuel, is regularly provided to Ukraine by 19 countries of the world, the British Foreign Office reported.
The ministry added that they are negotiating on the provision of additional aircraft for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
NATO will not engage in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, as the representatives of the alliance have repeatedly emphasized.
Earlier this week, the European Council approved a total of €1 billion in financial assistance to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces. EU High Representative Josep Borrell said of the decision: “We will continue to support Ukraine against Russia. aggression and the untold suffering this has caused the Ukrainian people.” .
The approved funding will go towards the provision of equipment and supplies, such as “personal protective equipment, first aid kits, and platforms designed to provide fuel as well as lethal weapons for defensive purposes.”
Russia started special military operation In Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin described his goal as “protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime.” According to him, this required “demilitarization and gentrification of Ukraine, bringing to justice all war criminals responsible for bloody crimes against civilians in Donbass”.