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Washington clears Baltic states to send US-made weapons to Ukraine

The US State Department has given the go-ahead to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to send US-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine

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The U.S. State Department has given the go-ahead to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to send U.S.-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine, three sources familiar with the decision said, as President Joe Biden predicted Russia would move on Ukraine.

Under export control regulations, countries must obtain approval from the State Department before transferring any weapons they received from the United States to third parties.

The third-party transfer agreements will allow Estonia to transfer Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, while Lithuania will be permitted to send Stinger missiles, said one of the sources.

The news emerged late on Wednesday after Biden told a news

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First Published: Jan 20 2022 | 10:17 AM IST

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