US approves $165 million ammunition sale for Ukraine

The deal includes rounds for mortars, automatic grenade launchers and howitzers



By AP

Published: Mon 25 Apr 2022, 6:29 PM

The US State Department says it has approved the sale of $165 million in legacy Warsaw Pact ammunition and other non-standard ammunition to Ukraine to help in its defence against Russia.

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency approved the potential sale and has provided the legally required notification to Congress. Lawmakers can block weapons sales but are unlikely to do so because of strong support for Ukraine following the February 24 military operation.

“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a partner country that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe,” the State Department said in announcing the potential sale Monday.

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The sale came at the request of Ukraine’s government and includes rounds for mortars, automatic grenade launchers and howitzers.


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