“On June 16, as part of a pilot project under the US Government's “International Military Sales” program, Ukraine received the first consignment of cargo under the contract signed in December 2019, namely missiles for Javelin anti-tank missile systems and auxiliary equipment totalling more than $ 27 million,” reads the statement of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
The project envisages the supply of the armament for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, its maintenance and the provision of related services for training of personnel for the reliable and efficient operation of anti-tank systems throughout the life cycle.
Delivery of other military goods in accordance with the agreements will be provided in 2021 - 2022.
“The implementation of the contract totalling more than $ 36.5 million is a significant step in the development of Ukrainian-American strategic cooperation to support Ukraine's defence capabilities and opens new prospects for the Ministry of Defence to implement direct foreign economic agreements in arms and military equipment with partner states,” the statement says.
As reported, in March 2018, the United States approved lethal assistance to Ukraine, which included 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 37 launchers. In October 2019, the U.S. administration approved the $39.2 million sale of 150 missiles and 10 launchers to Ukraine.
In December 2019, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine signed contracts for the supply of the second batch of Javelins.
On June 17, 2020, the United States transferred over $60 million of equipment, including radios, ammunition, and Javelin anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine.