The U.S. military has prepared to send cargo to Ukraine through military assistance, including missiles for Javelin anti-tank complexes, the U.S. Transport Command said in a Twitter message on Sunday.
“U.S. Air Force servicemen assigned to Dover Air Baseload weapons through foreign military sales on Atlas Air Worldwide aircraft to be sent to Ukraine. The USA is committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” it was reported.
The text is accompanied by a photograph of loading the packed sets. Only on the visible platform, it is possible to count 120 missiles in the launch tubes. There are also pallets with missiles in the open hatch of the cargo plane.
Earlier, the US embassy in Ukraine said that it will receive $60m worth of arms and equipment, including radios, ammunition, and Javelin missiles.
The delivery of the first batch of Javelin to Ukraine – 37 launchers and 210 missiles worth 47 million dollars – was approved in March 2018. The US Department of State also approved the sale of the second batch of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine worth almost 40 million dollars.
The majority of European politicians opposed the sale of weapons to Ukraine. Former OSCE chairman and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the supply of weapons to Ukraine is a very risky and counterproductive way out of the crisis.