WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, U.S. officials said Friday, aiming to fortify the former Soviet republic military as it fights separatists backed by Russia.
The new arms include American-made Javelin anti-tank missiles that Ukraine has long sought to boost its defenses against tanks that have rolled through eastern Ukraine during violence that has killed more than 10,000 since 2014.
May heighten tensions
Previously, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with support equipment and training and has let private companies sell some small arms like rifles.
The officials describing the plan weren’t authorized to discuss …read more
Source: The Houston Chronicle