Reports: Pentagon To Meet Major US Arms Makers Over Ukraine

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US Pentagon will host a meeting with eight of the country’s major defense contractors. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, which jointly manufacture the lightweight Javelin anti-tank missile system, are among those invited.

The portable anti-aircraft missile system, Stinger, is also manufactured by Raytheon.

These weaponry have proven to be extremely efficient for Ukrainian soldiers since Russia’s incursion on February 24th, according to Pentagon officials.

The conference, which is purportedly focused at increasing support to Ukraine, has invited the top eight defense contractors.

The meeting is thought to be taking place as Russian troops regroup after Moscow announced it was removing its forces from near Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, and refocusing on the country’s east.

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On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that there was no end in sight to the conflict, claiming that Russia will succeed in all of its “noble” military objectives.


Since the invasion, the US has delivered more than $1.7 billion in security support to Ukraine, including 5,000 Javelins and more than 1,400 Stingers, according to a White House statement last week.

The additional equipment would be paid for using the Presidential Drawdown Authority, or PDA, which allows the president to order the transfer of goods and services from US inventories without Congressional permission in the event of an emergency.

Moreover, according to Reuters, President Joe Biden’s administration could very well announce an additional $750 million in military aid to Ukraine as early as Wednesday.

Hundreds of civilian dead, many of which appeared to have been executed, have been unearthed as Russia withdraws from the country’s westernmost reaches.

Last week, 57 people were murdered in a train station crammed with fleeing residents in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, according to Ukrainian officials.

Meanwhile, accusations that Russia used chemical weapons in the port city of Mariupol are being investigated by US and European officials.

Since the invasion began on February 24, Russian forces have been accused of war crimes on many occasions.

The charges are false, according to Russia.

UN claims the conflict had killed at least 1,800 people and caused over 4.6 million Ukrainians to flee the nation.