Ukrainian has asked America for “big ticket items” such as F-18 Hornet fighter jets, Blackhawk and Apache helicopters along with a few more “surprises.”
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence presented a whopping list to US officials of armaments to meet the needs of defense forces of Ukraine,” it has been revealed.
The list includes more Abrams tanks along with three different types of drones, the MQ-9B Sky Guardian and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) air defense system made by Lockheed.
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The report states, “The list has a few surprises including big-ticket items like C-17 Globemaster transport jets made by Boeing (BA.N) and the C-130 Super Hercules made by Lockheed Martin (LMT.N).
“Boeing’s Apache attack helicopters made the list, as did the Black Hawk helicopter made by Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky unit.”
This comes as the US are set to cut funding for Ukraine in the new year unless more funding can be found to supply Kyiv with billions of US dollars worth of military hardware.
A US intelligence chief has warned that Ukraine will fall to Russia within months unless America pumps in more military aid.
Senate Intelligence Chair Mark Warner said that Vladmir Putin believes that Ukraine will fall to Russia, he asked, “Why, at this moment in time, would we prove Putin right?
Warner gave the warning after the US Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold to provide “crucial” military aid package for Ukraine.
Warner wrote, “Vladimir Putin’s hopes for victory rest on the US walking away from Ukraine.”
President Joe Biden’s $110 billion military aid package for Ukraine and Israel with aid for Gaza was blocked by the US Senate.
President Biden echoed Warner’s warnings, he said, “Republicans in Congress are willing to give Putin the greatest gift he could hope for and abandon our global leadership, not just Ukraine, but beyond that.