"U.S. Transportation Command is delivering the first shipment of Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine as part of the United States’ $2.85 billion military aid agreement announced earlier this year," USTRANSCOM said in a statement on Monday.
The shipment "left the shores of North Charleston, South Carolina, last week, and will provide the Ukrainian forces with additional offensive and defensive capabilities to protect their borders against Russia’s illegal invasion," the statement said.
Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, USTRANSCOM commander, was quoted as saying that "the situation in Ukraine really brought to the forefront the importance of logistics and the complexity of power projection and sustainment."
She added: “Our support to Ukraine would not be possible without the strong relationships we have with our Allies and Partners that provided the access, basing, and overflight to facilitate the delivery of aid."
The United States on January 19 said it would provide Ukraine with hundreds of armoured vehicles and other military equipment as part of a huge new USD 2.5 billion security assistance package.
On January 6, the US administration said it would send more than USD 3 billion worth of new weapons to Ukraine, including Bradley fighting vehicles and new air defence missiles, to help the country defend itself against Russia's invasion.
Tuesday is day 342 of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Source: IAR, PAP, ustranscom.mil, ukrinform.net