​Ukraine Received over $1.5B, 1000 Tons of Weapons in Support

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A shipment of military aid delivered to Ukraine from the US / Photo credit: Twitter / Oleksii Reznikov
A shipment of military aid delivered to Ukraine from the US / Photo credit: Twitter / Oleksii Reznikov

The total amount of defensive weapons and military equipment received from Ukraine’s partners has gone beyond 1,000 tonnes. The record-high support is of great political importance and bolsters Ukraine's position at the negotiating table

The statement was announced at today’s online briefing by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba. He noted that Kyiv stayed in touch with partners and continued to consolidate the international coalition in support of Ukraine, according to the Ukrinform news agency.

"Thanks to these efforts, Ukraine receives enhanced political, security, and economic support. Its total volume in recent weeks and months has exceeded 1.5 billion dollars, while a total weight of defensive weapons and military equipment delivered to Ukraine has gone beyond 1,000 tonnes," the minister said.
Ukraine received over $1.5B, 1000 tons of weapons in support, Defense Express, Dmytro Kuleba
Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine / Photo credit: press center of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Defense Express memo: numerous countries have been providing military aid to Ukraine since Russia occupied Crimea and the eastern regions of Ukraine. This includes lethal and non-lethal aid from the US, Canada, the UK, Poland, and other countries. Recently, the US has accelerated the process due to rising tensions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The most recent shipment from the US carried 86 tons of ammunition. Poland decided to supply Ukraine with Piorun anti-aircraft missile systems, while Great Britain sent anti-tank missile systems and elite troops to provide training for Ukrainian soldiers.

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At the same time, Canada and Germany stick to the diplomatic way of de-escalation, providing Ukraine only with non-lethal aid, personnel, and political pressure on the aggressor.

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