Ukraine has agreed to buy 150 Javelin anti-tank missiles, in a deal worth $39 million, a U.S. congressional aide said on Tuesday, referring to a purchase that is separate from U.S. aid at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, APA reports quoting Reuters.
This sale, funded with Ukrainian government and not U.S. funds, was finalized in late June or early July, weeks before Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that was flagged in a whistleblower complaint.
Leaders of congressional committees signed off on the Javelin sale within the past week under an informal review process for major international military sales.
The aide said he expected the sale would be made public shortly. A State Department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.