“US air force personnel assigned to Dover airbase are loading weapons through foreign military sales on an Atlas Air Worldwide plane intended for shipment to Ukraine. The United States is committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the report said.
The text is accompanied by a photo of the loading of the packed kits. Only on the visible platform can you count 120 pieces of missiles in the launch tubes. In the open hatch of the cargo plane, you can see more flights with rockets.
@usairforce Airmen assigned to Dover Air Force Base load foreign military sales equipment onto a @AtlasAirWW destined for Ukraine. The U.S. is committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. #PortDawgs #Togetherwedeliver @US_EUCOM pic.twitter.com/yQePhDAzJs
— USTRANSCOM (@US_TRANSCOM) June 21, 2020
Earlier, the US Embassy in Ukraine announced that it would be handed over $ 60 million worth of weapons and equipment, including walkie-talkies, ammunition, and Javelin missiles.
The US approved the delivery of the first batch of Javelin to Ukraine – 37 launchers and 210 missiles for a total of 47 million dollars-in March 2018. The US State Department also approved the sale of the second batch of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine for almost $ 40 million.
Russia has repeatedly warned against plans to supply weapons to Ukraine, as this step will only lead to an escalation of the conflict in the Donbas. As the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly stated, the supply of weapons to Ukraine from outside will not contribute to the settlement of the crisis in the Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
The majority of European politicians opposed the supply of weapons to Ukraine. For example, former OSCE Chairman, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, stated that the amount of evidence to Ukraine is an unsafe and counterproductive way out of the crisis.