Trump Administration Approves Sale of 210 Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine
Mar 03, 2018, 00:39
The missiles could end up being used in combat against Russian-backed separatist, according to the newspaper. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The approval to further arm Ukraine to defend itself dates to Russia's 2014 annexation of the country.
The Trump administration has approved a sale of 210 anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, the State Department announced Thursday. The total estimated cost is not to exceed $47 million.
The resolution, first of all, condemns Russia's continuing armed aggression against Ukraine, emphasizes the inadmissibility of any violations by the Russian occupation authorities of human rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, as well as the fact that Russia, as an occupying power, is fully responsible for the violation of the rights of the civilian population in the occupied territory. Also included are Basic Skill Trainers (BST); United States Government and contractor technical assistance, transportation, training and other related elements of logistics and program support.
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The United States has confirmed its decision to supply the Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine, thus opening the front of the worldwide defense support of the Ukrainian state. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said in a statement.
Read alsoPoroshenko thanks US for decision to sell Javelins to UkraineThe report says it is not clear when the first supplies of anti-tank missiles will be delivered to Ukraine, but Poltorak said preparations were already underway in terms of selecting personnel and safe storage for an expected delivery this year.
"Providing lethal aid to Ukraine shows that the United States is serious about protecting the interests of our nation and our allies", Ernst said.
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin will be the primary contractors on the deal, with work set to occur in Tucson, Ariz., and Orlando, Fla.
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