Ukraine receives sixth planeload of military aid from the United States
A U.S. airplane carrying military aid, the sixth in recent weeks, landed at Ukraine’s Boryspil Airport on Feb. 1, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov tweeted the same day.
The aid, consisting of cargo with over 84 tons of ammunition, received a hearty welcome in Ukraine, as the country faces a possible threat of invasion from Russia.
“The day hasn't passed yet and we're unloading the sixth bird from our friends from (the United States)!” wrote Reznikov.
“84 tons of ammunition arrived in Kyiv!" his tweet continued. "In total (as of) today we've received about 500 tons of defense equipment from (the United States) And this isn't the end!”
The first U.S. plane carrying 90 tons of military aid for Ukraine landed on Jan. 22. It was followed by four more shipments on Jan. 23, Jan. 25, Jan. 28 and Jan. 31.
On Jan. 18 Ukraine received a shipment of NLAWs (Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapons) from the UK. The Netherlands and the Czech Republic have also announced their readiness to send defensive weapons to Ukraine.
On Jan. 20, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba confirmed that the White House had approved another $200 million worth of support to bolster Ukraine’s defensive capabilities.
Since 2014, the United States have provided Ukraine with nearly $5.5 billion worth of military support.
On Jan. 21 the defense ministers of the three Baltic states said the United States had given them permission to send U.S.-made Stinger shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles and Javelin portable anti-tank missiles.
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