The Ukrainian army has already bought a batch of American anti-tank missile systems FGM-148 Javelin to confront the Russian army and militias in the Donbass and has recently requested the purchase of another batch of anti-tank systems. The American journalist wondered why this complex is what Ukraine wants to buy.
According to the author of the article, not only local militias are involved in the conflict in the east of Ukraine, but also the regular Russian army with its weapons and it is with this equipment that Ukrainian army units will have to face when Russian troops attack the Western countries. And in this case, American Javelin systems that can destroy Tanks T-90 and T-72 and infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2 and BMP-3, as well as other armored vehicles in service with the Russian Armed Forces.
Proper use, and Javelin is very easy to use, could mean the destruction of dozens of armored vehicles if Russian troops deployed west again. This can lead to a series of humiliating, demoralizing defeats of the Russian troops and their agents
- cites the publication statement of the author.
At present, the Ukrainian army is armed with 37 FGM-148 Javelin ATGM launchers and 210 missiles for them, purchased in the USA in 2018, the newspaper writes, but this is not enough to reflect Russia's possible invasion of Ukraine. However, against the backdrop of a scandal with US President Donald Trump, Washington could block the delivery of an additional shipment of ATGM data to Kiev in the near future.