Ukrainian soldiers now can use Javelins in Donbas, - ex-Ambassador in U.S.

Source : 112 Ukraine

The diplomat explained that it became possible following the transition to an open arms purchase procedure between the two countries
11:55, 16 October 2019

Valeriy Chalyi

The Ukrainian military is now free to deploy Javelin missile launchers provided by the U.S. at their own will. Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine's ex-Ambassador in the United States said so in an interview with the news agency.

“We can now use these new anti-tank missile systems, when they are bought, at our discretion. And station them where we want, for example in eastern Ukraine,” he claimed. 

UAWire agency quoted the official, too. “When we acquired the first Javelins, the number of attacks on key areas decreased. The militants were afraid to get into tanks, because they knew that the anti-tank systems were covering from above,” Chaly emphasized. 

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The diplomat reiterated that "Ukraine will have new opportunities to purchase modern American weaponry after the current batch of Javelins has been delivered". He remembered that the U.S. assistance to Ukraine has been "great". "We have made a tremendous effort in order to establish this trust. The Pentagon knows that the Ukrainian Embassy has always been able to safeguard too sensitive information in order to achieve concrete results. We have taken a huge step forward. The relevant purchase terms have already been approved by the Pentagon, the Department of State, and now Congress is considering it", Chaly said. 

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