Ukraine has updated its extensive wish list of additional military aid from the US government in recent days to include hundreds more anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles than previously requested, according to a document provided to DailyExpertNews detailing the items needed.
The Ukrainians have submitted similar lists in recent weeks, but a recent request to US lawmakers seems to indicate a growing need for US-made Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and Javelin anti-tank missiles — with Ukraine saying it urgently needs 500 a day. †
In both cases, Ukraine is requesting hundreds more missiles than were on a comparable list recently provided to US lawmakers, according to a source familiar with both requests.
The new list comes as Ukrainians have claimed they face potential arms shortages amid an ongoing Russian attack — sparking some reluctance from US and NATO officials who emphasize that more military aid has already been poured into the country. enters.
By March 7, less than two weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the US and other NATO members had sent about 17,000 anti-tank missiles and 2,000 anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine.
Since then, NATO countries, including the US, have maintained the pipeline of weapons and equipment, even as Russia has threatened to attack the shipments.