President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko confirmed that the anti-tank missile systems Javelin have already been delivered to Ukraine from the United States. Poroshenko said this on Facebook.
"I can only confirm that yes, the long-awaited weapons arrived in the Ukrainian army and significantly strengthened the powerful deterrent effect of our fighting capacity and Euro-Atlantic security. We continue to work to strengthen our defense potential in order to repel Russian aggression. I sincerely appreciate the fair decision of Donald Trump in support of Ukraine, in defense of freedom and democracy. Washington not only fulfilled our common agreement - it demonstrated leadership and an important example, "the head of state said.
As previously reported, the US Department of State already told about the delivery of anti-tank missile systems 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.