Ukraine receives batches of US lethal weapons
From Javelin anti-tank missiles to ammunition, Washington has sent its 7th batch of tools of war.
On Friday, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleskii Reznikov revealed that the Ukrainian military has already received weapons from the United States as part of their latest military aid package.
By the end of December 2021, the Biden administration approved sending a security package worth $200 million to Ukraine, which includes lethal defensive assistance such as Javelin anti-tank missiles and ammunition.
On Thursday, Reznikov announced the arrival of the 7th plane in Ukraine: the plane carries 85 tonnes of US military aid.
“USA-Boryspil-Military polygon. Weapons from our partners are already on the shooting range. Meanwhile, we are waiting for the next bird,” Reznikov said in a tweet.
🦾 USA-Boryspil-Military polygon— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) February 4, 2022
🪖Weapons from our partners are already on the shooting range
🛬 Meanwhile, we are waiting for the next bird 🇺🇦🤝🇺🇸 @ArmedForcesUkr @DeptofDefense @SecDef pic.twitter.com/p70sEhdsLn
2,000 US troops land in Europe amid Russia, Ukraine tensions
Today, about 2000 US troops have left the Fort Bragg base in North Carolina, heading for Europe.
A C-17 transport plane left from the Fort Bragg base, carrying about 1700 soldiers from North Carolina to Poland, while the rest of the troops will be deployed in Germany "temporarily".
Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby claimed the United States has evidence that Moscow plans to "fabricate" a pretext to invade Ukraine.
However, the Kremlin rejected the accusations and urged not to believe the US authorities.
The head of the Polish National Security Bureau, Pawel Soloch, announced on Wednesday, that the United States will soon deploy about 2,500 additional soldiers to his country.
The US military put 8,500 troops on high alert for a possible deployment to Europe, according to Pentagon.
The US decision is a bid to increase tensions with Russia amid the crisis with Ukraine, as talks between Washington and Moscow failed to result in de-escalation. The US hopes NATO allies would feel reassured by this move.