The state Department approved the sale of the new Javelin Ukraine
01:42 Today, the Telegraph, Interfax-Ukraine Photo: Twitter Ukraine news:US state Department approved supplies to Ukraine anti-tank weapons worth over $39 million.
The U.S. state Department gave the go-ahead for deliveries to Ukraine anti-tank Javelin and ammunition totaling $39.2 million, reads the statement of the US Agency for cooperation in the field of defense.
“The Department of state decided to approve the sale of Ukraine 150 Javelin missiles and associated equipment and maintenance in an amount not to exceed $39.2 million,” reads the statement.
According to the document, on Thursday, the Agency will submit the relevant notification to the U.S. Congress.
At the same time the statement stressed that “notice of a potential sale is required by law, and does not mean that the transaction is completed.“
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The statement also reminded that the Ukrainian authorities had previously requested 10 anti-tank Javelin missiles and 150 to them. The cost of future possible supply also covers the transportation of cargo, accessories, and other items of logistical support, the statement said.
It is noted that the Javelin system will help Ukraine to strengthen defence capabilities to preserve the territorial integrity of the country.
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