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US sends 300 Javelin missiles to Ukraine in latest military aid during Russia standoff

Added 01-26-22 01:18:02pm EST - “Tuesday's shipment ?" the third installment of the $200 million in aid authorized by President Biden ?" tipped the scales at 79 tons, according to the US Embassy in Kiev.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “US sends 300 Javelin missiles to Ukraine in latest military aid during Russia standoff”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The latest American shipment of military assistance for Ukraine weighed in at nearly 80 tons and included 300 Javelin missiles as Western fears of a Russian incursion grow.

Tuesday’s shipment — the third installment of the $200 million in aid authorized by President Biden — tipped the scales at 79 tons, according to the US Embassy in Kiev. 

The embassy shared several images of the shipment in a tweet, affirming that the US “stands” with Russia’s western neighbor. 

“300 Javelins. 79 tons of security assistance for Ukraine’s armed forces,” the embassy wrote. “Tonight, the third shipment of $200 million in assistance authorized by President Biden arrived at Boryspil Airport in Kyiv. The US stands with Ukraine, and we will continue to provide Ukraine the support it needs.”

Javelins are anti-tank missiles that can be locked on a variety of targets such as armored vehicles, bunkers and caves. Due to their size, they can be launched by a single person and can be used on various platforms. The missiles are capable of being used day and night, as well as in all weather conditions, according to Raytheon. 

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