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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ukraine Seeks American Javelin Missiles For Giving Up on Nuclear Weapons

FGM-148 JavelinUkraine has sought a thousand US-made Javelin shoulder-fired missiles for giving up on its nuclear warheads arsenal in the past.

"We need to understand that we must be prepared for any situation in the southeast. And also need to understand that Ukraine, which gave (up) 1,240 nuclear warheads, should have the right to receive, if necessary, at least a thousand Javelins", Ukraine’s newly-appointed Ambassador to the US Valeriy Chaly was quoted as saying by Ukraine's Mirror Weekly newspaper on Friday.

On Thursday, US Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman Nominee Joseph Dunford said in his confirmation hearing that it would be “reasonable” to provide Ukraine with anti-tank missiles.

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