Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Jan 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-22 15:45:27-05

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.

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