US President Joe Biden boasted in January he had already despatched greater than $600 million value of navy support to Ukraine since taking workplace a yr prior. On Thursday, Congressional Democrats introduced plans to ship one other $600 million.
Captured NLAW anti-tank missile system within the fingers of a Russian soldier. pic.twitter.com/2ZvVBMb1UE
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In the course of the hostilities, a lot of weapons delivered by Western nations to Ukraine over the previous few months have been captured
American Javelin and British NLAW anti-tank missiles are among the many trophies pic.twitter.com/b6yVRnP9ah
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The cache included American-made FGM-148 Javelin and British-made MBT NLAW anti-tank missiles, in line with the Russian Ministry of Protection.
#Russian correspondent demonstrates a #British NLAW ATGM captured within the positions of the Armed Forces of #Ukraine. As reported, the weapons have been deserted by the Ukrainian navy in the course of the retreat from the settlement of Lopaskino pic.twitter.com/uy2FTI1rnd
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The 2 fire-and-forget missile programs have been a key half of Western support equipped to Ukraine lately, meant to be a comfortable protection towards Russia’s appreciable armored forces. Biden mentioned in January that he had already despatched $600 million in support to Ukraine, which was only a drop within the bucket of shipments despatched since 2014. Nevertheless, the NLAWs solely arrived final month as a part of a rushed cargo amid tense negotiations between Russia and NATO.
The MoD mentioned on Friday that it had destroyed a complete of 211 navy infrastructure services in Ukraine for the reason that current “neutralization” operation started on Thursday morning. The cities of Konotop and Sumy, in northeastern Ukraine, had additionally been blockaded by the Russian Military. Different cities close to the border have additionally been blockaded and circumvented by Russian forces, together with historic Chernigov.