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In reversal, US poised to approve Abrams tanks for Ukraine

The US announcement is expected in coordination with an announcement by Germany that it will approve Poland’s request to transfer German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, according to one official. Until now, the US has resisted providing its own M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, citing extensive and complex maintenance and logistical challenges with the high-tech …

US plans to send Patriot missiles to Ukraine

Ukraine has asked its Western partners for air defenses, including US-made Patriot systems, to protect it from heavy Russian missile bombardment including against its energy infrastructure. The Patriot is considered to be one of the most advanced US air defense systems and is usually in short supply, with allies around the world vying for it.

US sending $275 million in military aid to Ukraine

Including the latest aid, the US has now committed more than $19.3 billion in weapons and other equipment to Ukraine since Russia attacked on February 24. The aid will be provided through presidential drawdown authority, which allows the Pentagon to take weapons from its own stocks and quickly ship them to Ukraine.

Ukraine war: US, Russia have used their military hotline once so far

The United States initiated a call through the “deconfliction” line to communicate its concerns about Russian military operations near critical infrastructure in Ukraine. However, few details are known surrounding the specific incident that led to the call on the line, which connects the US military’s European Command and Russia’s National Defense Management Center.

US secretary of state Blinken speaks to EAM Jaishankar; discuss Ukraine war

US secretary of state Antony Blinken held a telephonic conversation with external affairs minister S. Jaishankar and discussed the ongoing Ukraine war, counterterrorism and other regional and global issues. Jaishankar thanked Blinken for his “strong and clear message” on counter-terrorism as well as his call for holding those responsible for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks accountable.

‘Kill everyone’: Russian violence in Ukraine was strategic

Soldiers providing security peered from behind fences, their guns bristling in every direction. Two Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters circled overhead, providing additional cover for Col. Gen. Alexander Chaiko as he escorted an aid convoy in March from the schoolhouse on Tsentralna street that Russian officers commandeered as a headquarters.