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Ukrainian soldiers in the Donbass do dummies American anti-tank missiles (ATGM) – the Javelin, as this weapon is effectively prohibited from use in military operations. This broadcast MSNBC analyst told this channel and chief correspondent for The New York Times in the White house Peter Baker.
Recalling his colleague Andrew Kramer, located in Ukraine, the journalist said Ukrainian soldiers carved “fake Javelin” with empty compartments for missiles and straw. According to him, the real ATRA, Kiev supplied by the administration of US President Donald trump, are stored in a safe place, not on the front. The day before the broadcast, the Baker wrote about it in Twitter, adding that the creation of dummy Javelin Ukrainians also use the logs and empty boxes of ammunition.
This information Baker led the discussion of the statements of Donald trump that he, unlike his predecessor as President Barack Obama, were really supplying Kiev with lethal weapons.
In the spring of 2018, Ukraine received from the United States 37 launchers ATGM Javelin and 210 missiles to them. Under the presidency of Vladimir Zelensky, Kiev began negotiations with Washington on new supplies of these complexes: for example, according to Bloomberg, the state Department and the U.S. Congress approved the sale of two launchers and 150 missiles totaling $ 39 million. Deliveries could begin by the end of this year.
On the combat use of arms of the Ukrainian army was not reported, but it has been repeatedly demonstrated in public, in particular, for military parades.
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