U.S. Plan to Counter Illicit Diversion of Certain Advanced Conventional Weapons in Eastern Europe


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(U.S. Department of State) Thus far, intense internal demand for use on the battlefield by Ukrainian military and security forces within Ukraine is assessed to be impeding black-market proliferation of small arms and guided infantry weapons such as MANPADS and ATGMs from Ukraine…

Since Russia’s further aggression in February 2022, the United States has taken concrete steps to address threats posed by potential diversion of weapons.  These steps include increasing our understanding of potential diversion risks, sharing information with partners, and ensuring robust oversight of U.S. assistance to Ukraine.  The United States consulted with close allies and enhanced end-use monitoring mechanisms.

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Published: Friday, October 28, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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