Kyiv starts getting heavy military equipment from allies

TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) – The Kyiv government has started to receive heavy military equipment from its allies, Chief of the Ukrainian presidential office Andrey Yermak said on his Telegram channel.

"Our cooperation with our allies continues, and we have already started to receive heavy equipment - that’s all I can say," the official wrote.

Foreign countries and international organizations have provided financial aid to Kyiv totaling more than $150.8 billion since the start of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, TASS reported. Almost a third - $48.5 billion - went to Ukrainian military needs. Thus, the total volume of Western aid to Ukraine since the start of the military operation is 2.7 times higher than its budget for 2022 ($55.5 billion). And military aid to Kyiv alone already accounts for 94.9% of Russia's defense spending last year ($51.1 billion).

The United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union are the Kyiv government’s biggest donors.

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation based on a request from the heads of the Donbas republics.

In response, the West imposed major sanctions on Russia. In addition, Western countries started to provide weapons and military equipment to Kyiv.


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