​United States and NATO Alliance Members Working over Supplying Stinger Missiles to Ukraine

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Stinger missile launch
Stinger missile launch

The United States is working with other NATO alliance members to arrange for the delivery of Stinger shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles requested by the government in Kyiv

NBC News has reported, citing statements by an unnamed current and former U.S. administration officials.

According to sources, Biden administration has prepared a new U.S. package of military aid for Ukraine, in addition to the American military assistance that is already flowing to Kyiv. In particular, the United States is working with other NATO alliance members to arrange for the delivery of Stinger shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles requested by the government in Kyiv. “Ukrainian officials believe the Stinger surface-to-air missiles would help its military defend the country against low-flying Russian helicopters and drones,” reads the article.

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United States and NATO alliance members working over supplying Stinger missiles 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

As NBC News reports citing sources, the United States is ready to provide this assistance to Ukraine, as well as to support NATO's eastward enlargement in case of the Russian invasion.

In November 2021, it became known that the United States is considering the possibility of sending Ukraine a batch of Stinger missiles and Mi-17 helicopters, which were originally intended for the Afghan army, the publication said.

United States and NATO alliance members working over supplying Stinger missiles to Ukraine, FGM-148 Javelin missile, Defense Express
Live firing of FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile conducted as part of Ukrainian military drills in areas close to separation line from Russia-backed separatist forces / Screenshot from Dom video

As reported, the United States would in 2022 begin delivering armed patrol boats Mark VI to Ukraine to help the country’s Navy enhance its presence in the Sea of Azov.

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