Ukraine asks US for more Javelin anti-tank missile systems

Ukraine has asked the US to sell it more Javelin anti-tank missile systems, William Taylor, US chargé d’affaires in Ukraine, told Radio Liberty in an interview.

He said that Ukraine wishes to acquire more Javelins “for defense purposes” through the US Defense Department’s Foreign Military Sales program.

US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said recently that the US has opened the way for Ukraine to purchase defensive weaponry.

In spring 2018, Ukraine obtained its first batch of Javelins. The Armed Forces of Ukraine said that the anti-tank systems would not be used in the Donbas.

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