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US commits to additional $100 million in missiles for Ukraine

A Ukrainian serviceman holds a FGM-148 Javelin, an American-made portable anti-tank missile, at a checkpoint near Kharkiv on March 23, 2022. (Sergey Bobok/AFP)
A Ukrainian serviceman holds a FGM-148 Javelin, an American-made portable anti-tank missile, at a checkpoint near Kharkiv on March 23, 2022. (Sergey Bobok/AFP)

A new US commitment of Javelin missiles means the West soon will have provided Ukrainian fighters with 10 anti-tank weapons for every Russian tank in their country, says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The US says it will give an additional $100 million for more Javelin missiles for Ukraine, and has provided $1.7 billion for Ukraine’s defense and aid since Russia invaded on Feb. 24.

“In terms of what they need to act quickly and act effectively, to deal with the planes that are firing at them from the skies, the tanks that are trying to destroy… their cities from the ground, they have the tools that they need,” Blinken says of Ukraine’s forces. “They’re going to keep getting them, and we’re going to keep sustaining that.”

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