Azov regiment in Donbas already uses US lethal weapons, - Bellingcat

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the expert, American weapons have been used in Ukraine since July 2017
13:59, 9 January 2018

The researcher of the Bellingcat project on Eastern Europe and Eurasia Ariс Toler said that the Ukrainian troops of the Azov regiment in Donbas have already received lethal weapons from the United States. He wrote this in Twitter.

“There's a lot of noise around the U.S. approving Javelin sales to Ukraine, but there are already American-made lethal weapons on the front lines of the Donbas with the Azov Battalion,” he wrote.

Toler noted that fighters of Azov already had grenade launchers in July 2017.

Related: US Senate changes policy on provision of Ukraine with lethal weapons

As it was reported earlier President Petro Poroshenko stated that Ukraine will receive lethal defensive weapons from the United States of America. According to him, this decision was confirmed during yesterday's conversation between the Ukrainian president and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Russian Federation expressed dissatisfaction with the decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons from the United States.

Related: Verkhovna Rada Speaker asks Wess Mitchell to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

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