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U.S. Ambassador: Congress approves the procedure of supply Javelin for the APU

Marie Yovanovitch

The possibility of supplying Ukraine with American anti-tank missile Javelin is in the process of approval in Congress. As the correspondent of LIGA.net about this informed the Ambassador of the USA in Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, answering the question of when these weapons will reach the APU.

“I can’t give a specific answer, the question passes the approval process in Congress,” she said.

In turn, the chief of the General staff Viktor Muzhenko added that in terms of this project “already done by the expert group” acquainted with the location and training of military personnel-operators ATRA.

“We don’t have this particular problem. Looking forward to testing procedure and transmission “javelinas” he concluded.

On the question of LIGA.net what kind of weapons should Ukraine and how it may obtain it, Muzhenko said: “We defined priorities, and in all directions. And in obtaining financial assistance from our partners and what we can buy ourselves, and that can produce in Ukraine.”

According to him, first and foremost it is about building the capacity of air defense systems, electronic warfare, drones, antisnaypersky systems and sanitary vehicles.

“The main areas… We are now in the priorities are determined more precisely with high-tech equipment, which will significantly enhance our effectiveness in confronting Russian aggression,” – said the chief of staff.

Read analyst: Line of fire. Why Ukraine has received a Javelin from USA

17 January 2018, the chief of the General staff Victor Muzhenko said that the armed forces are prepared to adopt a “javelin”. According to him, American anti-tank systems will appear in the disposal of the Ukrainian military within six months.

28 January, the representative of the state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the Pentagon began preparing for the transfer of Ukraine Javelin, but stressed these ATRA supposedly “not effective in offensive operations.”

Read also: Turchynov about Javelin: Conversations until more than a specific steps

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