Sensing Russian Stall, US Rushing Arms to Help Retake Ukrainian Territory

Posted on AllSides August 19th, 2022
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Sensing Russia’s momentum has completely stalled, the United States is rushing into Ukraine another $775 million in advanced missiles, armored vehicles, and artillery to help Kyiv’s counteroffensive to retake territory, according to a senior defense official.  

There’s “a complete and total lack of progress” by the Russians now, said the official, who briefed Pentagon reporters on Friday. 

The latest weapons package includes additional HIMARS rockets, 16 105mm Howitzer artillery systems, ScanEagle surveillance drones, anti-mine MRAP vehicles, Javelin anti-tank missiles, and more. It follows a $1 billion arms package announced last...

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