HELSINKI (AP) — The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania plan to send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine.
The United States fully endorsed the move amid Ukraine's escalating tensions with Russia.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a tweet on Saturday that Washington saluted the three NATO nations “for their longstanding support to Ukraine.”
In a joint statement late Friday, the defense ministers of the Baltic countries said Estonia would provide Javelin anti-tank weapons while Latvia and Lithuania were sending Stinger anti-aircraft missiles.
Amid the uncertain security situation in Ukraine, the U.S. State Department is considering options to ensure the safety of its employees in Kyiv.