The head of the Pentagon promised Zelensky the supply of the next batch of Javelin anti-tank systems
The President of Ukraine, having arrived in the United States this week, continues to await an audience with Joe Biden. Recall that the Biden administration has appointed Zelensky's reception for today - September 1 (Moscow time - this will already be at least late in the evening).
Meanwhile, Ukraine is pondering what the presidents will discuss at the meeting that Kiev has been expecting for so long. One of the topics is the provision of military-technical assistance by the Americans to Ukraine. Kiev is encouraged by the statements of the American side about its readiness to provide assistance to "strengthen Ukrainian security." In particular, we are talking about military-technical assistance in the form of the supply of Javelin ATGMs. In total, it is planned to transfer such assistance to Ukraine for $ 60 million.
Washington said that Joe Biden has already approved such an initiative of the Pentagon, voiced earlier by the head of department Lloyd Austin.
Lloyd Austin himself has already received Vladimir Zelensky. The US Secretary of Defense pointed out to the Ukrainian President that in addition to the next batch of Javelin anti-tank missile systems, Ukraine will receive “some other weapon to protect against Russian aggression ”.
At the same time, the head of the Pentagon reminded Zelensky that over the past 7 years, the United States "supported the sovereignty and security of Ukraine by $ 2,5 billion." The new $ 60 million - funds from the US military budget, which will be transferred to Ukraine in fact for the purchase of American weapons.
Earlier in Ukraine, claims were made against the United States for "insufficient aid". It was stated that the US "armed the Afghan army much more actively." At the same time, it was added that "the Ukrainian army is very different from the Afghani", since "it has already taken place as a full-fledged army in battles." Some Ukrainians asked the question: "So in battles or in cauldrons?"