The first package of assistance to Ukraine from the new fund will include ammunition and drones


The first package of military assistance to Ukraine from the new $240 million fund will include ammunition, spare parts for tanks and drones. This was reported on February 15 on site British Ministry of Defense.

“Ukraine will receive millions of dollars worth of equipment, including tank parts, unmanned aerial systems, electronic warfare and air defense systems, as part of the first aid package from the International Fund for Ukraine (IFU),” the press release says.

Deliveries were agreed with the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. It is noted that more than 40 countries have submitted over 1.5 thousand proposals for the first package from the IFU.

“This set of equipment will provide a significant increase in the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and support their ability to defend their country,” British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace was quoted as saying by the department.

On February 14, The Wall Street Journal reported that the US military was considering transferring to Ukraine intercepted weapons and ammunition that Iran allegedly planned to transfer to militants in Yemen. According to sources of the publication, we are talking about 5,000 machine guns, 1.6 million rounds of ammunition for small arms, a certain number of anti-tank missiles and more than 7,000 fuses.

A day earlier, it became known that the White House is working on approving a $10 billion budget aid to Ukraine. Washington is expected to announce it next week.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, during a briefing on February 10, said that the package of military assistance from the United States announced on February 3 for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) is pushing Kiev to commit war crimes. She also stressed that the financial assistance announced by Brussels to Kyiv will be spent on the “slaughter”.

Prior to that, on February 3, the Pentagon announced a $2.175 billion military aid package for Ukraine, which included HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and ammunition for Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile systems. In addition, the United States included GLSDB projectiles in the package, which can fly about 150 km.

Western countries have stepped up military and financial support for Ukraine against the backdrop of a Russian special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by Ukrainian forces.

For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.


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