“On June 16, 2020, the first batch of the cargo on the contract signed in December 2019 was supplied to Ukraine within the U.S. government program International military sales, particularly: missiles for anti-tank missile complexes Javelin and auxiliary equipment for the total sum of over $27 million,” the ministry stated.
The ministry added that the implementation of the contract for the total sum of over $36.5 million is the significant step in the development of strategic cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine and it opens the new prospects of the direct foreign economic agreements in the sphere of the ammunition and hardware with the state-partners.
The supplies of other goods of the military purpose are planned for 2021-2022.
On October 1, 2019, the U.S. State Department approved and Congress signed the contract on supply of Javelins to Ukraine.
At the beginning of March 2018, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of 37 anti-tank missile complexes and 210 missiles for them worth $47 million. In April, Ukraine got the Javelins.
In January 2019, then President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that the Ukrainian military in the Joint Forces Operation Zone did not use Javelins yet.
In December 2019, the Defense Ministry of Ukraine concluded the contracts on the supply of the second batch of Javelins.