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Ukraine conflict: Washington will send more weapons

The announcement in videoconference with allies: they will strengthen Kiev's air fleet

In the videoconference convened by US President Joe Biden with the political leaders of the member countries of the Atlantic Alliance, the European Union and the G7, Washington urged its partners to continue to support Kiev with economic and humanitarian aid and the supply of weapons. The meeting was attended, among others, by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, and the Presidents of Romania and Poland who receive the arms to be sent to Kiev. 

At the end of the meeting, Defense Department spokesman John Kirby took stock of the situation at a press conference. "I'd just like to say, without getting into what other nations are providing, that Kiev has received additional platforms and parts to be able to increase the size of their aircraft fleet. They still have most of their fixed-wing and rotary-wing assets available. They still have most of their ballistic and cruise missiles. So, long-range armaments". 

Meanwhile, the first deliveries of heavy armaments arrived yesterday, including Russian-made aircraft, spare parts and military instructors to train the Ukrainian military in the use of new warfare tools. Also yesterday the American president Joe Biden has made to know to the allies that in the next days he will announce a new package of war equipment destined to Kiev of the value of 800 million dollars.

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

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