Contents tagged with military aid for Ukraine

  • UK to send Stormer armored vehicles and Starstreak AA missiles to Ukraine

    UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced Monday that Britain will send a “small number” of Stormer armored vehicles fitted with launchers for Starstreak anti-air missiles to Ukraine to bolster the country’s air defenses.

    Wallace told the House of Commons the Stormers would offer improved "short-range anti-air capabilities both day and night".

    The anti-aircraft missiles can be used to target fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

    He added the Starstreak missiles had already been deployed to …

  • US Congress approved allocation of $350 million of military assistance to Ukraine

    The draft of the US defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year assumes that $350 million will be allocated to provide security assistance to Ukraine. The details of the document approved by the Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services Committees are posted on the Senate Committee’s website.

    "The NDAA ( National Defense Authorization Act) authorizes $350 million to provide security assistance to Ukraine, including defensive lethal assistance. The legislation restricts half of these funds …

  • US Senate approves military aid for Ukraine

    On September 18, the US Senate supported the key elements of the amendments to the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2018, which increases assistance to Ukraine in the area of security.

    The bill envisions the provision of $500 million of security assistance, including lethal and non-lethal equipment, training and technical assistance, Voice of America reports.

    This is the first time the bill allows for aid to be given to increase Ukraine’s naval capabilities, which deteriorated …