Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine plans to participate in the testing of Javelin anti-tank missiles until the end of May. Iryna Lutsenko, the presidential envoy to the Ukrainian parliament claimed this as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
‘Ukraine’s President plans to participate in the testing of the Javelins at our proving grounds until the end of May 2018’, Lutsenko said.
She noted that the provision of the U.S. Javelins to Ukraine confirms the weakening of Russia at the international arena.
As it was reported earlier, the U.S. State Department announced the Javelin anti-tank missile system delivery 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.
The U.S. State Department made a decision on the sale of anti-tank missile system Javelin to Ukraine on March 1.