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Ukraine receives second batch of U.S. weapons in Russian stand-off

Randy Mancini 3 Jan 23
Foreign military sales mission, at Dover Air Force Base, in Delaware
Airmen and civilians from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron palletize ammunition, weapons and other equipment bound for Ukraine during a foreign military sales mission at Dover Air Force Base, in Delaware, U.S. January 21, 2022. U.S. Air Force/Mauricio Campino/Handout via REUTERS

January 23, 2022

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday the country had received a second consignment of weapons from the United States as part of defensive aid totalling $200 million.

Washington has said it would continue to support Ukraine amid concerns in Kyiv and among its Western allies over tens of thousands of Russian troops amassed on its border. Russia denies planning a military offensive.

“The second bird in Kyiv! More than 80 tons of weapons to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities from our friends in the USA! And this is not the end,” Reznikov wrote on Twitter.

About 90 tonnes of “lethal security assistance,” including ammunition, from the package approved by the U.S. in December arrived in the Ukrainian capital on Saturday.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Editing by Alexander Smith)