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 US to send Humvees and drones to Ukraine

New tranche of the U.S. aid to Ukraine, which will include Humvees, drones, radars and other equipment, is non-lethal.

This was announced by U.S. officials on conditions of anonymity, Censor.NET reports citing the AP via Newser. The officials say Vice President Joe Biden is telling the Ukraine president that the U.S. will send more aid to the country. That will include small drones and armored Humvees.

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The aid includes some small Raven drones systems, which can be launched by hand. The U.S. will also send 30 heavily armored Humvees and 200 other regular Humvees, as well as radios, counter-mortar radars and other equipment. All of the aid is nonlethal, and the drones are not armed.

The drones and other equipment, not including the Humvees, are worth about $75 million. It's not clear how many drones would be sent or what the Humvees cost.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the aid on the record.

 
 
 
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