Special Report

How the US is Arming Ukraine

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Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear
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Battlefields around Kyiv and eastern Ukraine are strewn with Russian land mines and other explosives – perhaps the most lethal of which is known as the Bouncing Betty, which springs from the ground to explode at waist-height. Safely disposing of this bomb and other explosives is hazardous and requires specialized protective gear, much of which is being sent to Ukraine from the United States.

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Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear protective equipment
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Though Russia has claimed to have destroyed the last of its chemical weapons stockpiles in 2017, many remain skeptical and are wary that Russia may use chemical, biological, or even nuclear weapons against Ukraine. Anticipating this possible eventuality, the U.S. has pledged protective gear against such attacks.

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Medical equipment and supplies, including first aid kits
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Medical equipment and supplies, along with surveillance radar, and body armor and other protective gear, are one of several items the U.S. has pledged expressly to help save Ukrainian lives during Russia’s ongoing invasion. Other countries, as well as organizations and individuals are also donating medical supplies and first aid kits to Ukraine’s resistance effort.

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