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US to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons, - US Department of State

Source : 112 Ukraine

US assistance is exclusively defensive in nature, officials said
15:59, 23 December 2017
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The United States will provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities." This was reported in the US State Department, reports Reuters.

Weapons will be provided to fight the separatists backed by Russia in the eastern part of the country, the report said.

"US assistance is exclusively defensive in nature, and, as we have always said, Ukraine is a sovereign country and has the right to defend itself," the department statement said. As reported, US President Donald Trump will announce his approval of a plan to sell anti-tank missiles to Ukraine.
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As states the American television channel ABC News, citing an interlocutor in the State Department, the total cost of the defense package will be 47 million dollars. It will include 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers.

Earlier, the State Department approved a commercial license that allows the export of  Model M107A1 sniper systems, ammunition and associated components and accessories in Ukraine for $ 41.5 million.


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