US ready to consider extra military assistance for Ukraine, - Blinken

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pentagon considers what actual kind of aid would be useful for Ukraine at this point, Secretary of State says
13:30, 7 May 2021

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U.S. is ready to look into the matter of providing extra military aid for Ukraine - in addition to what was sent already. Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of the State reported that as cited by Radio Liberty

Replying to the question whether Washington considers sending Ukraine anti-aircraft defense weapons, counter-sniper technologies and the opportunity to deploy Patriot surface-to-air missile launchers, Blinken said that all sorts of requests are considered. 

"Of course, we consider every request. Pentagon is Ukraine's key partner. Today, we think of what kind of extra aid - apart from the very considerable asssitance we already provided, including the equipment, would be useful for Ukraine at this actual point. This matter is on the stage of active consideration", the official said.

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Earlier, the U.S. provided 155 million dollars of financial support for Ukraine. The funds will be sent to support the economy, combat against corruption and the Russian aggression.

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