About past, present and future of Ukraine

Search mobile

Main War — The USA sent the first 60 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine

War

The USA sent the first 60 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine

31 Jan, 2023
276
The USA sent the first 60 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine

Share this article


The US Transportation Department has sent the first batch of Bradley fighting vehicles to Ukraine as part of a $2.85 billion military aid deal announced earlier this year.

This was reported by the Defence Visual Information Distribution Service of the US Department of Defense

The shipment — containing more than 60 Bradleys — left the shores of North Charleston, South Carolina, last week, and will provide the Ukrainian forces with additional offensive and defensive capabilities to protect their borders against Russia’s illegal invasion.

odessajournal 0

"This is going to hopefully enhance their capabilities to provide forward advancement in the battlefield and regain lost grounds, by having equipment that matches or exceeds what the Russians have," commented Army Lt. Col. Rebecca D’Angelo, commander of the 841st Transportation Battalion .

Bradleys are armored fighting vehicles that transport infantry in combat zones and provide supportive fires.

odessajournal 1

Along with the 60 Bradleys, the Biden administration announced a $2.5 billion aid package that includes ammunition, missiles, and Stryker armored personnel carriers.

Total US military aid to Kyiv since the start of the full-scale invasion of Russia in February 2022 already exceeds $26.7 billion.


The Odessa Journal

The Odessa Journal

more articles

Top article

The Ministry of Defense has signed a contract for the construction of a service center for repairing drones in Ukraine
War

The Ministry of Defense has signed a contract ...

Dmytro Kuleba: Ukraine and Croatia have agreed to use Croatian ports for exporting Ukrainian grain
Business

Dmytro Kuleba: Ukraine and Croatia have agree ...

New sanctions: Defence industry, political parties and individuals linked to oligarchs
Business

New sanctions: Defence industry, political pa ...

Volodymyr Zelensky: We are preparing for the next Ramstein meeting, we expect solidly grounded decisions to meet the prospects on the battlefield
War

Volodymyr Zelensky: We are preparing for the ...