A senior Pentagon official said Wednesday that the United States is likely to begin delivering weapons as part of a new $800 million military aid package to Ukraine on Thursday. He also added, the priority is the supply of Javelin and Stinger systems as well as bulletproof vests.
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And the official assessed during a daily briefing to journalists that the Ukrainians were making good use of the weapons they provided, especially portable Javelin anti-tank missiles and Stinger anti-aircraft systems. He added that this is one of the reasons why the Russians did not control the aviation a month after the start of the invasion.
In addition to these systems, the package will also include Switchblade anti-tank kamikaze drones with a range of 10-40 kilometers.
A representative of the Pentagon described the situation in Ukraine, saying that the Ukrainians had managed to push Russian forces on the eastern side of Kyiv to a distance of more than 50 kilometers from the city. . added North of the capital, the Russians largely stopped their attacks and began digging trenches. He also stressed that according to the US Department of Defense, the main efforts of the Russians are currently concentrated in eastern Ukraine, including in Donbass.
Referring to reports, incl. “The Wall Street Journal,” referring to NATO sources, 7-15 thousand kills Russian soldiers and Total losses (including wounded and deserters) up to 40,000The official stated that the US authorities do not have an accurate view of the situation as they do not have representatives immediately.
According to the Pentagon, Russia has already launched more than 1,200 missiles at Ukraine since the invasion began, and its arsenal of air-to-ground missiles has decreased to about 50 percent. original condition.
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