(Washington) — The U.S. State Division mentioned it has accredited a $165 million sale of conventional Warsaw Pact munitions and different non-standard munitions to Ukraine to assist it defend towards Russia.
The Protection Safety Cooperation Company accredited the potential sale and supplied Congress with the legally required discover. Lawmakers might block arms gross sales, however are unlikely to take action due to robust assist for Ukraine after the Feb. 24 invasion.
“This proposed sale will assist U.S. overseas coverage targets and nationwide safety targets by enhancing the safety of a accomplice nation that may be a drive for political stability and financial progress in Europe,” the U.S. State Division mentioned in asserting the doable sale. on Monday.
The deal, which was made on the request of the Ukrainian authorities, consists of mortar shells, computerized grenade launchers and howitzers.