The United States has already delivered to Ukraine most of the promised 90 155 mm howitzers, which will strengthen the Ukrainian Army’s defense capabilities.
This was stated by Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby at a briefing on Wednesday, Ukrinform’s own correspondent reports.
The spokesman also noted that 50 Ukrainian military specialists trained to work on these howitzers have already completed their training routine and are returning to Ukraine as instructors to teach their comrades-in-arms to operate these artillery systems. It is expected that the training will continue.
As Vigilant reported earlier, in March the United States provided Ukraine with a large tranche of defense assistance, which included 18 M777 155mm howitzers. In April, the U.S. administration approved another large-scale aid package, which includes 72 American howitzers of the same type and hundreds of thousands of shells to them.
A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities, launching missile and air strikes on residential areas in Ukrainian cities and villages, torturing and murdering civilians.