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US weapons go to Ukraine via Baltic states

US weapons go to Ukraine via Baltic states

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Several sources told Reuters that the US State Department had authorized the shipment of US-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This also applies to Great Britain, but the ministry confirms the exchange, saying it could not say which weapons were involved. During a speech honoring his first year as president on Wednesday, Joe Biden predicted that Russia would invade his neighbor.

Under U.S. law, countries must obtain the State Department’s approval before transferring U.S. weapons to other countries. The authorized exchange allows Estonia to supply anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. One source said Lithuania was sending Stinger missiles.

“The United States and its allies and allies are working together to expedite defense assistance to Ukraine. We are in close contact with our Ukrainian partners and our NATO allies. The spokesman said.

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