U.S. Approves Sale of Non-Standard Ammunition Worth $165M to Ukraine

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U.S. Approves Sale of Non-Standard Ammunition Worth $165M to Ukraine
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The U.S. State Department approved the sale of various rounds of non-standard ammunition for an estimated cost of $165 million to Ukraine.

As per a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) release issued today, Ukraine has requested to buy 152mm rounds for 2A36 Giatsint; 152mm rounds for D-20 cannons; VOG-17 for automatic grenade launcher AGS-17; 120mm mortar rounds (non-NATO); 122mm rounds for 2Sl Gvozdika; BM-21 GRAD Rockets; 300mm rounds/rockets for MLRS "Smerch;" VOG-25 grenades for under barrel grenade launcher GP-25; 82mm mortar rounds; 125mm HE ammunition for T-72; 152mm rounds for 2A65 Msta; transportation; and other related elements of logistical and program support.

The Secretary of State has determined and provided detailed justification that an emergency exists that requires the immediate sale to Ukraine of the above defense articles (and defense services) in the national security interests of the United States, thereby waiving the Congressional review requirements under Section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, the release said.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a partner country that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe, DSCA said.

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