US Announces $2.5bn In New Weaponry, Munitions For Ukraine
Written by City Radio on January 20, 2023
An initial 50 Bradleys were included in a more than $3 billion package announced last week.
The United States announced a massive new package of arms and munitions for Ukraine on Thursday as the country’s Western supporters seek to boost its armored forces.
The package does not feature Western battle tanks requested by Kyiv, but includes 90 Stryker armored personnel carriers, an additional 59 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, Avenger air defense systems, and large and small munitions, according to a Pentagon statement.
Britain promised last weekend that it would send Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, while Germany said last week that it would provide Marder armored vehicles, and France has promised to supply AMX-10 RC light tanks.
The United States has said it is reluctant to provide its Abrams tanks to Ukraine due to difficulties with maintenance and training.