Despite American supplies and assistance from "NATO partners", Ukraine is running out of Javelin anti-tank systems and Stinger man-portable air defense systems. This was stated by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Makarova.
Kyiv called on the United States to urgently continue deliveries of anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine, since the accumulated stocks of Javelin anti-tank systems and Stinger MANPADS are almost over. A private meeting between U.S. senators and the Ukrainian ambassador took place on Monday, two U.S. lawmakers said on condition of anonymity.
Markarova told senators that Ukraine has almost run out of Stinger man-portable air defense systems and especially Javelin anti-tank missiles
According to sources, Makarova "pressed" on the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine "really need" new deliveries of lethal weapons, especially anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems. She asked for more supplies weapons Kiev
The information that appeared about the lack of Javelin anti-tank systems and Stinger MANPADS in the Armed Forces of Ukraine caused bewilderment not only among Russian, but also among Western users, given how many anti-tank systems were delivered only from the United States recently, as well as previously purchased by Ukraine. Moreover, the Armed Forces of Ukraine also had British NLAW anti-tank systems, of which more than 2 thousand units were delivered. No wonder the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Reznikov boasted on Twitter that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had more weapons than potential targets.
An opinion is expressed that part of the anti-tank systems supplied to the Armed Forces of Ukraine was used against Russian armored vehicles, and most of them simply evaporated along with the detonated warehouses. At the same time, it is not excluded that a certain amount was put "on the sly" in other countries and will soon surface in some conflict in the Middle East or Asia.