US sends 90,7 tons of lethal aid to Ukraine
The shipment is part of the US "initiative of military assistance", claims the US Embassy in Kiev.
According to the US Embassy in Kiev on Friday, the US delivered 90,7 tonnes of lethal aid to Ukraine in a new "military assistance initiative" overseen by US President Joe Biden.
The Embassy Tweeted details on its account, citing that the shipment includes ammunition for the "front-line defenders" of Ukraine.
The first shipment of assistance recently directed by President Biden to Ukraine arrived in Ukraine tonight. This shipment includes close to— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) January 22, 2022
200,000 pounds of lethal aid, including ammunition for the front line defenders of Ukraine. [1/2] pic.twitter.com/YeYanK0Px6
The US Department of State announced on Tuesday that it will continue to provide military support to Ukraine, with fresh supplies anticipated to arrive in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announced that his country calls on the United States to stop arms supplies to Ukraine, stressing that this is a direct threat to Russia.
On Monday, the United Kingdom said that it has delivered anti-tank weapons to Ukraine to aid in self-defense in the event of an invasion. Ukraine has also received military aid from the United States, including arms and training.
The US has repeatedly accused Russia of continuing to intensify its army buildup along Ukraine's border and issued new warnings against any "aggression" by Moscow, which Russia repeatedly denied while maintaining its right to defend its security. Consequently, Russia and the US held talks in Geneva to discuss the Ukraine situation.
Russia has been demanding a written commitment that Ukraine would never be able to join NATO and that the alliance would not place any military equipment in certain countries in the region surrounding Russia.
Yesterday, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the written response to Russia's security guarantee proposals will include Washington's concerns.