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Washington is ready to expand the supply of weapons to Kiev, including lethal. This was explained in an interview with the Guardian US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker.
“They (the Ukrainian authorities — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) each week to lose soldiers defending their country. And therefore, Ukraine’s course to strengthen its armed forces to engage in self-defense, it is natural to ask for help and it is natural that other countries should help them. And, of course, they need the support of a lethal weapon, because they shoot,” he said.
Walker added that the U.S. also consider the options of assistance to Ukraine with the consolidation and restructuring of naval forces as the fleet of Kiev “in the main was captured by Russia” and with the construction of a system of air defense (PVO).
On 29 August it became known that Ukraine has asked the U.S. three air defense systems worth $ 750 million per unit, as well as UAVs, counter-battery radars and contrayerva system.
In July, the Pentagon had already allocated $ 200 million for the development of the defense sector, and in April, Kiev has received anti-tank missiles (ATGM) Javelin.
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