“As for the Bradleys, they have not yet arrived. We are talking about weeks, not months,” he said, commenting on the timing of the BMP deliveries, and clarified.
It should be noted that since the start of the special operation in Ukraine, Washington has sent more than $26 billion in aid to Kyiv, including NASAMS air defense systems, HIMARS MLRS, Javelin systems, helicopters, all-terrain vehicles, and munitions. Another $2.5 billion aid package was announced on January 19. It includes 59 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, eight Avenger air defense systems, NASAMS air defense systems, and 90 Stryker armored personnel carriers. In addition, NASAMS air defense systems can also be included in this assistance package.
The Russian side sent a note to the NATO member countries due to the supply of weapons to Kyiv. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that shipments containing arms to Ukraine would be a legitimate target for Russia.