Washington: The US has handed over hundreds of Javelin and Stinger missiles to Kiev amid the growing threat of war in Ukraine and Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s name is printed on all these American missiles. The US has sent these missiles at a time when US President Joe Biden has threatened to impose personal sanctions on the Russian President. Not only this, Biden has also warned that if Russia attacks Ukraine then it will have to face its consequences. Images released by the US Department of Defense show US troops sending missiles to Ukraine from Biden’s home state of Delaware. America has already given $600 million worth of weapons to Ukraine. In order to give a strong answer to Russia, America is also going to give air defense system to Ukraine. Biden has announced that America stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine in this hour of crisis.
300 anti-tank Javelin missiles sent to Ukraine
In fact, in view of the increasing threat of war between Russia and Ukraine, America has swung into full action. The US on Tuesday sent 300 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Ukraine. These missiles are man-portable, which can be fired by Ukrainian soldiers by carrying them on their shoulders. Javelin missiles can be used to destroy armored vehicles, tanks and bunkers. In the event of war, these missiles can cause great trouble for the Russian army. However, Russia has installed Explosive Reactive Armor on its tanks, which thwart enemy missiles.
US Embassy tweeted information
The US Embassy in Ukraine tweeted that the third consignment of $ 200 million approved from President Joe Biden has reached Kiev tonight. We will continue to provide all possible assistance to Ukraine. The third consignment consists of 70 tonnes of military support material, including 300 Javelin missiles. The cost of these 300 Javelin missiles is being said to be $ 50 million. The shipment includes grenade launchers, as well as ammunition and other weapons. Many European countries have already given Ukraine a huge amount of weapons.
Javelin is a missile made in America
Javelin is an anti-tank missile made in America. This missile uses infrared technology to hit its target. This missile is considered to be most effective against tanks. Javelin missiles are also used to destroy buildings and enemy bases. Apart from Javelin, US Stringer missiles have also been given to Ukraine. This missile is capable of shooting down low flying drones and helicopters flying in the air. Stringer missiles can also be fired easily by keeping them on the shoulder.
[Attribution to NBT]