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Pentagon announces fresh round of munitions for Ukraine

Embattled country to receive anti-armor rockets, nearly 200 "heavy machine guns."

Published: February 4, 2023 12:02pm

Updated: February 4, 2023 12:04pm

Ukrainian fighting forces will receive a fresh round of heavy munitions from the U.S. to assist in the country’s fight against Russian invaders, the Pentagon announced Friday.

The Department of Defense said in a release that it was sending “critical air defense capabilities” to the country, as well as “armored infantry vehicles…Javelin anti-tank missiles, artillery ammunition, and conventional and long-range rockets.”

Ukraine will receive 2,000 anti-armor rockets, “Claymore anti-personnel munitions” and nearly 200 “heavy machine guns,” the release noted. 

The new material is part of a more-than $2 billion defense package being sent to Ukraine this month.

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