US Sends More Military Equipment to Ukraine

The U.S. is expected to deliver more defense equipment to Ukraine…two U.S. officials told Defense One Friday.

To rush additional aid to Ukraine, President Joe Biden authorized the State Department to allow the transfer of U.S.-provided equipment already in the hands of allies, according to a National Security Council statement provided to Defense One.

Biden has also authorized $200 million “in additional support to meet Ukraine’s emergency defense needs,” according to a U.S. State Department spokesperson. “Those deliveries are ongoing, and there are more scheduled in the coming weeks.”

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On Wednesday, the State Department approved the transfer of U.S.-made missiles from Baltic NATO members to Ukraine. Estonia is sending Javelin anti-armor missiles while Latvia and Lithuania are sending Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and related equipment….

The Pentagon is also searching its own bases and forces in Europe for more.