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Latest part of US military aid to reach Ukraine this week - Pentagon

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Armed Forces in the last batch of military aid will receive small arms and ammunition
10:51, 9 December 2021

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby
ABC News

The US intends to send the last part of its military aid to Ukraine this week as Pentagon’s Spokesperson John Kirby stated.

“The final elements of a $60 million security systems package to Ukraine — initially announced in August — will ship this week”, he said.

According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive small arms and ammunition in the last batch of military aid.

At the same time, he also said that so far no decisions have been made on the supply of additional military aid to Ukraine. Moreover, Kirby said that US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has not yet consulted with NATO allies about strengthening the alliance's eastern flank.

Related: US to allocate $300 million military aid to Ukraine

Last month, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov appealed to his American counterpart Lloyd Austin with a request to provide the Ukrainian army with weapons systems, including those that the United States had never provided to Ukraine before.

As is known, the negotiations between the Russian and American leaders took place on December 7. The talks took two hours, with the agenda including bilateral relations, strategic stability as well as the situation in Ukraine and the NATO expansion.

 

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