​U.S. State Department Allows Baltic States to Send U.S.-made Missiles and Weapons to Ukraine

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Ukraine will get Javelin anti-tank missiles from Estonia, while Lithuania send Stinger missiles
Ukraine will get Javelin anti-tank missiles from Estonia, while Lithuania send Stinger missiles

Baltic NATO allies Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia can now transfer American-made lethal weapons to Ukraine - anti-armor and ground-to-air missiles among them

The State Department has given the go-ahead for three NATO allies to rush anti-armor missiles and other U.S.-made weapons to Ukraine, a sign of renewed urgency among Western allies over the threat of a multi-front invasion by Russian forces – Politico reporting.

U.S. State Department Allows Baltic States to Send U.S.-made Missiles and Weapons to Ukraine, FGM-148 Javelin missile, Defense Express
An FGM-148 Javelin missile crew on the front line of the Donbas conflict / Screenshot from ABC video

The requests from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were received in recent weeks, and the last of the three was approved Wednesday after being received the night before, according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an issue that hasn't been announced.

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U.S. State Department Allows Baltic States to Send U.S.-made Missiles and Weapons to Ukraine, Stinger missile, Defense Express
Stinger missile launch

As U.S. Special Operations Command Europe said on Tuesday, January 18, U.S. special operators remained in Ukraine in an advisory training role.

As reported, Ukrainian and US intelligence indicates Russia preparing operation to justify invasion of Ukraine. At the same time USA approves additional $200 mln in security aid to Ukraine and together with NATO alliance members working over supplying Stinger missiles to Ukraine in addition to the American military assistance that is already flowing to Kyiv.

U.S. State Department Allows Baltic States to Send U.S.-made Missiles and Weapons to Ukraine, Defense Express
A Russian armored vehicle drives off a railway platform after arrival in Belarus / Photo credit: Russian Defense Ministry Press Service

At the same time British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced that Great Britain had begun supplying Ukraine with new light anti-tank weapons in response to “the increasingly threatening behaviour from Russia” and Canada’s spec-ops unit have been deployed in Ukraine.

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