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West bolsters Ukrainian arsenal as Russian threat looms

26th January 2022 - 11:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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US lethal aid arrives in Ukraine. (Photo: US Embassy Kiev via Twitter)

Kiev has received a range of weapons, from next-generation light anti-tank weapons (NLAW) to Javelin and Stinger missiles.

In recent weeks western allies of Ukraine have shored up the country's military with deliveries of missiles and ammunition as the threat of a Russian invasion looms large.

On 22 January, a US flight carrying almost 90t of 'lethal aid' including ammunition landed in Ukraine as part of Washington's efforts to bolster Kiev's hand ahead of any potential Russian move.

The following day, Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov announced the arrival of a second flight carrying a further 80t of supplies.

In a statement, the US Embassy in Kiev wrote: 'The United States will continue providing such assistance to support

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