14:41 10.01.2018

Russia reacting to reported U.S. delivery of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine – MP Tymchuk

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Russia reacting to reported U.S. delivery of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine – MP Tymchuk

Russia is taking urgent measures in light of reported deliveries of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (People's Front) deputy Dmytro Tymchuk has said.

Tymchuk and his Information Resistance group said Russia's military have been "tasked with developing anti-Javelin missile protection for armored vehicles vulnerable to the heat-seeking missile."

Tymchuk said plans are underway to establish serial production of military equipment of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps based in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (ORDLO).

Russian occupation forces in eastern Ukraine have also ordered brigades and regiments under their control to conceal their whereabouts from reconnaissance missions conducted by unmanned U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk flights.

As earlier reported, U.S. officials have approved of a plan to sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government. The package of $47 million includes the sale of 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in early 2014, the U.S. has provided $600 million to Ukraine in military assistance, which has included Humvee vehicles, counter-radar equipment, small drones and electronic warfare gear.

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