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US Sells Ukraine Defective Javelins

Summary of Disinformation

The United States sold Ukraine defective Javelin anti-tank missiles. As proof, the media published a letter from the state Kyiv design bureau Luch to the National Security and Defence Council Secretary Oleksander Turchynov, who asked the company to review the reliability of the Javelins after they allegedly failed to fire during a training demonstration on May 22.

russian.rt.com/ussr/news/533868-javelin-ukraina-strelby, ria.ru/world/20180707/1524141827.html
web.archive.org/web/20180903115644/https://ria.ru/world/20180707/1524141827.html, web.archive.org/web/20180903115647/https://russian.rt.com/ussr/news/533868-javelin-ukraina-strelby

Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council called the "Luch" letter a fake. The Council never asked Luch to assess the Javelins and never received any letter from them about the missiles. Further debunk by StopFake: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-us-sells-ukraine-defective-javelins/,

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Reported in: Issue 116
Date: 07.07.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine, US
Keywords: Missile defence system
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Russia Today (RT) RIA Novosti
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