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U.S. says getting arms to Ukraine ‘as rapidly as possible’

SpaceWar.com reports: “US defence chiefs insisted Wednesday the West was providing the weapons Ukraine asked for ‘as rapidly as humanly possible’ and said longer-range systems could have an important impact.

The White House unveiled a fresh package of arms and ammunition for Ukraine worth $1 billion, including coastal anti-ship defence systems and ammunition for artillery and advanced rocket systems.

Speaking in Brussels after a meeting with allies backing Kyiv, top US general Mark Milley insisted that Ukraine had in some cases received more tanks and artillery than requested.

Those included ‘97,000 anti tank systems, more anti-tank systems than there are tanks in the world’.

He said the first of 10 long-range rocket artillery systems would be ‘in the fight’ in a few weeks after an initial batch of Ukrainian troops were trained to use them…”

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