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Australia sends American armored personnel carriers to Ukraine
The promised American M113 armored personnel carriers in the Australian modification have already been sent to Ukraine.
Australia has begun the transfer of the promised armored personnel carriers for Ukraine. The first four vehicles already left the Amberley base last week, informs Australian Department of Defense.
It is reported that four M113AS4 armored personnel carriers were loaded into the Ukrainian An-124 aircraft. Another 10 such machines will be transferred.
The Australian government’s total military aid package includes over $197 million in support. It will include Bushmaster armored vehicles, M777 howitzers, anti-tank weapons, ammunition, unmanned aerial systems and equipment.
According to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, this assistance is a response to a direct request from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
The first of fourteen Australian Army M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carriers bound for Ukraine being prepared at Joint Logistics Unit–South East Queensland, Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley. They are fitted with .50 calibre heavy machine guns.
— Ryan Chan (@ryankakiuchan) June 19, 2022
“Australia, like many countries, condemns Russia’s ongoing unwarranted aggression against the people of Ukraine. Our people have supported Ukraine since the beginning of this conflict, and we are proud to be able to provide access to significant capabilities, such as the armored personnel carriers that arrived last week.” , he noted.
Earlier, Australia imposed new sanctions against Russia.