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Large-scale influx of heavy weapons in Ukraine shows spillover security risks: UN official

2022-12-11 08:56:51       source:CGTN

December 10, 2022

Weapons the West supplied to Ukraine risk falling into the wrong hands, a Chinese representative to the UN warned at the meeting held by the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Friday, echoing a UN official's early remarks on the large-scale influx of heavy weapons destined to Ukraine.

On the day, U.S. President Joe Biden authorized a fresh $275 million in military aid for Ukraine. The package includes rockets for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers, 80,000 155mm artillery rounds, Humvee military vehicles and about 150 generators, according to the memo published by the Biden administration.

As the Ukraine crisis has been unfolding for almost 10 months, large numbers of weapons and ammunition have poured into the country. The potential risk of these weapons flooding into other conflict-affected zones has posed great security risks to regional peace and post-conflict reconstruction, according to UN officials.

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