The Javelin anti-tank missile complexes are not in the service of the Joint Forces. Serhiy Nayev, the Joint Force Commander claimed this during the briefing at Donetsk Regional Civil-Military Administration as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
'At the moment, the Javelin anti-tank missile complexes are not under my command', he said.
As it was reported earlier, the U.S. State Department announced the Javelin anti-tank missile system delivery to Ukraine.
Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's military aggression in the spring of 2014 was negotiating with the United States on the supply of lethal weapons. Previously, Washington supplied Kiev with only non-lethal assistance (including armored Humvee cars, RQ-11B Raven drones and counterbattery radars) and helped in the training of Ukrainian servicemen.
The US defense budget for 2018 presupposes the allocation of $ 350 million to Ukraine for enhancing security and defense, including the use of lethal weapons.
The U.S. State Department made a decision on the sale of anti-tank missile system Javelin to Ukraine on March 1.