Ukraine receives $1.5 billion in military aid from partner nations
Ukraine has already been sent $1.5 billion worth of military aid from its allies, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said at a cabinet meeting on Feb. 9.
Shmygal added that a number of other countries were also deciding on whether to send military and financial support to Ukraine amid the looming threat of a further Russian invasion.
“Ukraine is now experiencing an unprecedented a high level of political, economic and security support,” said Shmygal.
“We appreciate it dearly, and are very thankful (to our allies) for providing Ukraine with financial and defensive aid, as well as for taking a firm stance on Ukraine’s indivisible sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Military aid for Ukraine
The United States had already provided ten 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.
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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