Weapons from the United States. The Door Is Opening

January 19, 2018

Ukraine's preparation for the use of Javelin anti-tank missile systems that the US plans to send to Ukraine should not cause difficulties. Issues could potentially arise with somewhat more sophisticated arms systems that require special personnel training, technical preparations. Javelin is a simplified operational use system.

The military will be trained by foreign experts. But I would advise our American partners to train Ukrainian instructors, who could later prepare calculations for anti-missile systems in the field.

As far as I know, the US is talking about the delivery of 35 Javelin reusable missile launchers with 210 missiles.

Obviously, delivery of American weapons to Ukraine is of great importance, as there used to be an unspoken restriction on the supply of weapons to Kyiv due to Russia being our enemy. And although Canada also approved export licensing, and Lithuania has long been supplying Soviet-design weapons and ammunition to our country, Washington's decision is sending a message to others that Ukraine can be a partner in this field.

Director of Military Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Mykola SUNHUROVSKYI


Mykola Sunhurovskyi

Director, Military Programmes

Born in 1951 in Moscow.


Orenburg Higher Military Air Defence Forces School (1972);

Kyiv Air Defence Forces Academy (1982);

Higher School of Entrepreneurship, Kyiv Institute of National Economy (1991).

Ph. D. in Technical Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, the author of more than 90 publications.

Colonel (Ret.) with 31 years of military service, half of that term — at research institutions. Research profile — systems analysis, strategic planning, analysis methods, national security.


Most recent position in state bodies — Department Chief at the Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff;

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre Programme Co-ordinator;

Since February 2000 — Freelance Consultant to the National Security and Defence Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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