Contents tagged with US weapons to Ukraine

  • Poroshenko shows video of first Javelin shots in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military has fired the  first training shots of the American Javelin anti-tank systems. President Petro Poroshenko was present at the tests. He emphasized that the systems are defensive in nature, and will only be used if the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are attacked. A video of the tests was published on Poroshenko’s personal Facebook page.

    “Finally this day has arrived!” the video clip on the Ukrainian president’s Facebook page is titled. “Today for the first …

  • Ukrainian general: Ratio of Javelin missile systems to Russian tanks in the Donbas is 1 to 3, but Ukraine has thousands of its own anti-tank systems

    The ratio of American Javelin anti-tank missile systems to tanks in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is approximately 1 to 3, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine also has Corsar and Stugna systems, as stated by ex-deputy head of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Igor Romanenko, in an interview with InfoResist.

    “There are 210 missiles in two corps of the so-called republic. There are about 700 tanks and more than 1,000 armored vehicles. Additionally, I'm not saying that they can be used on …

  • Ukrainian President confirms the arrival of Javelin missile systems from the US

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko confirmed the delivery of Javelin anti-tank missile systems from the United States to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "I welcome the keen interest—both in Ukraine and abroad—in the delivery of the Javelin systems to us. I can only confirm that yes, the long-awaited weapons arrived in the Ukrainian army and significantly strengthened the powerful deterrent effect of our combat capability and Euro-Atlantic security. We continue to work on strengthening our …

  • American Senator: US to provide weapons to Ukraine for self-defense

    Radio Liberty reports that Rob Portman, a Republican US senator, has said that the United States will provide Ukraine with defensive weapons, including Javelin anti-missile systems, in order to enable the country to defend itself against aggression by Russia and pro-Russian militants.

    “I think the right thing for the United States [and] for others to do on behalf of Ukraine is to allow them to purchase weapons to be able to defend themselves, including these new weapons that are being …

  • US State Department approves sale of Javelin missile systems to Ukraine

    The US Department of State has approved the sale of 37 Javelin anti-tank weapons systems and 210 missiles to Ukraine in exchange for $47 million, Radio Liberty reports.

    "The Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements. Ukraine will have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces," the Pentagon's March 1 statement reads.

    The Department said that the …

  • United States Deputy Secretary of State explains purpose of supplying Ukraine with defensive weapons

    During a speech at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan explained that his country’s goal in providing Ukraine with defensive weapons is to ensure Ukraine’s protection against external aggressive attacks, UNIAN reports.

    Speaking about defensive weapons, the diplomat said that "these weapons should not be a threat to anyone who does not conceive of aggression or offensive actions." The speech, in this case, regarded an installment of sniper …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Ukraine asks U.S. for attack drones

    Ukraine has asked the United States for drones and other modern 21st century weapons, as  stated on Monday evening by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on the program “Freedom of Speech,” which airs on the ICTV television station.

    “...and that we get new drones, including attack drones,” said Klimkin, answering a question about the state of negotiations with the U.S. about providing weapons to Ukraine.

    According to him, Ukraine is also interested in counterbattery, …