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Ukrainian conflict: new weapons from the United States

Among these there are some Mi-17 military helicopters, anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles

The US government ordered to send new armaments and humanitarian aid in Ukraine in recent hours, to stop the Russian advance in the south and east of the country. The US Department of Defense will provide Kiev with more offensive tools, such as Russian-made Mil Mi-17 heavy attack helicopters, capable of neutralizing armored vehicles. Other offensive assets include Javelin anti-tank missiles manufactured by Raytheon Technologies and Stinger anti-aircraft rockets developed by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

The US administration led by President Joe Biden has made it known that this additional supply of armaments has a value of 700 million dollars. The total spent by Washington thus rises to 1.84 billion dollars since the beginning of the conflict (February 24, 2022). While it is equal to 3.1 billion dollars since January 2021, since the tension between the United States and Russia over Moscow's buildup of men and equipment, had prompted Washington to fear an imminent armed invasion in Ukraine. 

"Negotiations are at a dead end", Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, making it clear that a peace negotiation or a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelesnky is far away, and that his intention is to continue the offensive in the Donbass. Washington's move fits into this scenario. 

On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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