Azov received US lethal weapons six months ago – BellingCat

The Azov battalion received American lethal weapons six months ago, a leading researcher of the BellingCat project for Eastern Europe and Eurasia Aric Toler reported on his Twitter.

"There is a lot of noise around the U.S. approving Javelin sales to Ukraine, but there are *already* American-made lethal weapons on the front line of Donbass with the Azov battalion," the report said.

Toler explained that it was about grenade launchers, which the Azov fighters for sure had as early as July 2017.

Recall that in late December 2017, the media quoted US officials as saying that the Trump Administration had approved a plan to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.

According to the plan, new weapons include American Javelin anti-tank missiles.

DONi News Agency