The United States has suspended the sale of MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine. The exact timing of the final decision is currently unknown, writes Reuters.
Washington took this step because of fears that the UAVs would get to the Russian Armed Forces. As noted by the publication, in total Ukraine was to receive four copies, each of which costs about 10 million. The deal was initially approved by the White House, but will now be reviewed by the Pentagon.
“The objection to the export of drones arose from concerns that the radar and surveillance equipment on them could pose a security risk to the United States if they fell into Russian hands,” the article says.
Earlier, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted the superiority of the Russian Federation in terms of artillery. According to the head of the department, Dmitry Kuleba, the weapons used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine are 15 times inferior to the Russian ones.