U.S. delivers anti-tank missiles to Ukraine in support against Russia

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Kiev – The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Wednesday said that the U.S. would deliver a shipment of 60 million dollars’ worth of military equipment to Ukraine.

The embassy said the shipment included anti-tank missiles, in support against Russian aggression.

The embassy said in a statement that the shipment, which arrived in Ukraine Tuesday and includes Javelin anti-tank missiles, ammunition and radios, is part of security assistance and cooperation efforts.

“The United States stands strongly with in support of its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression,’’ the statement said.

’s military has been Russian-supported rebel groups in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border, for more six years.

According to estimates by the United Nations, more 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

The conflict erupted after Kiev ousted its pro-Russian president in early 2014 in a shift towards the West.

Russia, which has represented the rebels at international talks, has repeatedly denied allegations of direct involvement in the conflict.