Two US planes full of lethal aid for Ukraine arrive in one day

10 February 2022, 12:02 PM

Ukraine has welcomed a tenth delivery of U.S. military aid to Boryspil Airport, near the capital city of Kyiv, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov tweeted on Feb. 9.

“Today is an “open day” at Boryspil airport,” wrote Reznikov.

“The tenth bird flew in from the United States right after the 9th one.”

Reznikov added at that this most recent shipment had brought over 80 tons of ammunition for the Ukrainian armed forces.

Military aid for Ukraine

The United States had already provided nine shipments of lethal aid to Ukraine, which included several hundred Javelin anti-tank missile systems and M141 Bunker Defeat Munitions or SMAW-D disposable grenade launchers.  Additional shipments are expected to arrive.

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Military aid for Ukraine has ramped up in the past weeks, as Russian military forces continue to gather in Belarus, near the Russian-Ukrainian border in Russia, and in the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, around 140,000 Russian troops have been deployed to those areas.

Latvia has also decided to supply Stinger man-portable air-defense systems to Ukraine.

Estonia will also send U.S.-made Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine in the coming weeks.

The UK has sent over a batch of NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) anti-tank systems.

Poland has also said it was ready to send Ukraine ammunition, portable air defense missile systems, and various types of drones.

The Netherlands, Canada and the Czech Republic are also weighing sending military aid to Ukraine.

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