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US purchased ‘advanced’ weapons for Ukraine – media

The US plans to announce as soon as this week that it has purchased “an advanced medium-to-long range surface-to-air missile defense system” for Ukraine, a number of news agencies reported on Sunday and Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The Associated Press quoted a source as saying that the …

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Pentagon unveils new Ukraine weapons shipment

The Pentagon will send four more rocket artillery systems to Ukraine as part of the latest $450 million military aid package, the US government said on Thursday. This would bring the total number of HIMARS launchers sent to Kiev to eight, the first of which have reportedly already reached Ukrainian …

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Kiev reveals its weapons losses

Ukraine has lost up to 50% of its heavy-weapons stock, including 400 tanks, the country’s land forces command logistics commander, Volodymyr Karpenko, revealed earlier this week amid the ongoing Russian military offensive in his country. In an interview with National Defense Magazine, Karpenko said that “as a result of active …

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Ukraine vows to reclaim Crimea with US weapons

US-supplied weapons will allow Kiev to win back all land lost to Russia, including Crimea, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov said on Thursday. “We are going to liberate all our territories, all of it, including Crimea,” Reznikov told CNN in an interview in Brussels. According to Washington, the Kiev authorities …

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Global nuclear weapons spending calculated

Global nuclear weapon spending saw a significant increase in 2021 according to the latest International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) report published on Tuesday. In just one year, the nine nuclear-armed nations – US, China, Russia, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and the United Kingdom – spent a …

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Biden to give $1 billion more weapons to Ukraine

Washington will give Kiev another $1 billion in “security assistance,” including artillery, ammunition and advanced missiles, US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday after a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. Biden informed Zelensky that the aid will include “additional artillery and coastal defense weapons, as well as …

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NATO pledges more heavy weapons for Ukraine

Ukraine must get more NATO heavy weapons, the military bloc’s head said on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of the US-led ‘contact group’ to discuss the logistics of that undertaking. NATO is trying to adapt to the “constantly changing” demands from Kiev, according to the US envoy to the alliance.  “Ukraine …

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Ukraine needs ‘customer support’ for US weapons – WaPo

Ukrainian fighters are struggling to use some of the weaponry provided by Washington to battle Russian forces, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, because the Pentagon has failed to provide training materials, spare parts and other logistical assistance, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The breakdown stems from an absence of “wartime …

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