Ukraine’s Armed Forces on May 2 starts practical training of estimating the anti-tank missile system Javelin delivered to Ukraine from the U.S., as Stepan Poltorak, Defence Minister, wrote on Facebook.
“This decision will make it possible to start theoretical and practical preparation of Javelin estimation, which are to start on May 2 at the training centers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and create a powerful anti-tank reserve,” Poltorak 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.