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US Weighs Next Moves on Ukraine Arms in ‘Escalatory Cycle’

  • Group of nations arming Ukraine to meet in Brussels Wednesday
  • Zelenskiy says he seeks ‘new supply of weapons and ammunition’
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Before Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine, successive US administrations were cautious in sending lethal weapons to Kyiv. Nearly eight months into the conflict, the US and allies have delivered thousands of lightweight Javelin anti-tank missiles and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and a slew of even more powerful weapons.

Ukraine will push for still more advanced weaponry when the U.S. convenes a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group in Brussels on Wednesday to marshal new support for hardware and supplies to the government of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. He has said he expects agreement on “the new supply of other weapons and ammunition we need.”