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Scoop of the day: Ukraine gets more military aid from UK, USA

Scoop of the day: Ukraine gets more military aid from UK, USA


Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said at a media briefing on 9 February that Russia can resort to various insidious scenarios without using force.

"Russia's basic scenario is to escalate the situation in order to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. It is ideal for them to destabilise the situation in Ukraine without resorting to force, but only by threatening to use force," Kuleba said.

He added that Ukraine was working to "demotivate the Russian Federation to resort to any aggressive actions using weapons".

US aid

Two planes with US military aid landed at Kyiv Boryspil airport today, according to Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. Each delivered around 80 tonnes of aid, including live ammunition.

British aid

On 8 and 9 February, more batches of British military and technical assistance arrived in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry.

This time these are military goods and equipment for the needs of the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces, in particular, body armour, helmets, etc.

Maydan probe

The investigation has established that former officials of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, in order to arm the personnel of internal affairs bodies to prevent mass protests in 2014, illegally organized and ensured in January 2014 the supply of 13,406 grenades manufactured in the Russian Federation to Ukraine.


The National Anticorruption Bureau and the Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office have exposed Kyiv city councillor Vladyslav Trubytsyn, a member of the Servant of the People faction, accepting a bribe.

The NABU said that an incumbent Kyiv city councillor (chairman of one of the permanent commissions of the Kiev council) and five other people have been detained taking a bribe of 1.26m hryvnyas for assistance in organizing retail trade in the capital.

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