Javelin and NLAW anti-tank weapons provided by allied countries have already become recognizable. They began to supply to Ukraine even before the war. For example, on January 19, Britain sent to Kyiv six NLAW anti-aircraft missiles, and the United States allowed the Baltic States to provide Javelin and Stinger.
After the invasion, the help became even more tangible. In addition to anti-tank missile systems, Ukrainians were provided with modern anti-tank grenade launchers – for example, Germany sent Panzerfaust 3 from their own warehouses.
Currently, this international support may increase. In an interview with CNN, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the United States and other NATO countries will help Ukraine obtain the necessary weapons. He also added that soon the Ukrainians will have 10 anti-tank systems per one Russian tank.
“What we’re trying to do is to make sure that Ukrainians have the systems that they need, that they can use, and they can use right away,” Blinken said.
Although the weapons are counted along with what was in the service of the Armed Forces before the Russian invasion, the figure is still significant. As a result, Ukraine will have the most powerful tank defense, even considering other armored vehicles – enemy infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers.
The US Congress is already discussing the issue of providing Ukraine with more weapons – not just anti-tank weapons. Representatives of both parties appealed to President Joe Biden with a request to provide Ukrainian troops with missiles of ground-to-air class, fighter jets and anti-ship missiles.