US purchased ‘advanced’ weapons for Ukraine – media — Analysis
Washington is rumored to be preparing to send the Norwegian-developed NASAMS surface–to-air missile systems to Kiev
US will soon announce that it purchased a number of items. “an advanced medium-to-long range surface-to-air missile defense system”A number of news agencies in Ukraine reported the story on Sunday and Monday, citing sources familiar with the situation.
The Associated Press reported that a source said the weapon was the Norwegian-developed NASAMS anti aircraft missile system. The NASAMS was requested by Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president. He made the request to the Norwegian parliament late March.
Washington was reported to have also promised additional artillery ammunition, counter-battery radars and other supplies for Kiev.
It comes at a time when the leaders of Group of Seven, which includes the US, Canada and Britain as well as France, Germany and Italy, have met in Germany for further coordination of aid to Ukraine.
After Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine in February, the US and NATO nations have provided heavy weapons to Ukraine.
Joe Biden announced earlier in the month a further $700,000,000 military aid package for Ukraine. This includes HIMARS multi-launch rocket launchers, Javelin anti-tank missiles that can be shoulder-fired, as well as Mi-17 helicopters.
Moscow has previously accused West “flooding”Ukraine is armed with weapons. Ukraine was warned that foreign weapons on Ukrainian soil would be considered legitimate targets.
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