7 Jun 2022 21:22

U.S. delivers $4 bln worth of weapons and equipment to Ukraine - Congress

WASHINGTON. June 7 (Interfax) - The United States has supplied Ukraine with over $4 billion in weapons and equipment since February 24, when Russia's special military operation began, according to data from the U.S. Congress.

They include over 6,500 Javelin portable anti-tank missile systems, 20,000 AT4 light anti-armor weapons, over 1,400 Stinger man-portable air defense systems, 108 M777 howitzers and 220,000 pieces of ammunition for them.

Ukraine has also received four HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, 121 Phoenix Ghost tactical attack drones and 700 Switchblade kamikaze drones.

In addition, Kyiv has received over 200 M113 armored personnel carriers, several hundred Humvee armored off-road vehicles, 20 Soviet-made MiG-17 multirole helicopters, 7,200 firearms and 50 million cartridges from Washington. The Pentagon also handed over to Ukraine three AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radars and a large quantity of other non-lethal weapons, including communications and reconnaissance equipment.

According to the data, most of the weapons were delivered by heavy lift transport aircraft, either military or chartered by the Pentagon, to the Rzeszow airfield in Poland, 90 kilometers from the border with Ukraine.