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"We need blood": why the U.S. arming the Ukrainian army

Weapons, military equipment, equipment and ammunition — the Pentagon continues to equip, Shoe and clothe the Ukrainian army. The state Department approved the sale of 16 patrol boats on a record amount of $ 600 million. The U.S. Embassy in the Ukrainian capital announced the delivery of anti-tank missile systems Javelin, radios and other military equipment for 60 million. About how and why Washington is arming Kiev — in the material RIA Novosti.

Just with 2014, the United States spent on strengthening the Ukrainian defense almost half a billion dollars. Only this year has allocated 300 million, and 100 on lethal weapons. However, for 16 patrol boats Mark VI Kiev will have to pay.