By United States Army - United States Army, Public Domain,

As Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky shames the U.S. into providing more arms and support to face the brutal Russian invasion, many NATO members, and a few others, are providing large quantities of arms, with a few acting as central supply hubs for military supplies already pouring into Ukraine.

Among those countries on the Ukraine supply front lines, are former Soviet colonies, Poland, Slovakia and Romania, which all share a border with Ukraine.

As the Financial Times writes, this is the largest European arms supply since the end of World War Two and NATO secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, has cautioned Russia that attacking allied supply lines would represent a dangerous escalation.

In addition to the many NATO member countries, non-NATO members Ireland, Finland and Sweden, are also helping in efforts to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons, and other military support, supplies and gear.

They are all doing this while walking a fine line trying not to directly involve the military alliance itself, for fear of further escalating hostilities with Russia.

The UK has reportedly sent 3,615 NLAW anti-tank guided missiles to Ukraine so far, and will soon begin transferring ‘defensive’ Javelin anti-tank weapons and Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles.

Meanwhile, Denmark has sent 2,700 anti-tank weapons, Norway has provided 2,000 anti-tank weapons and Sweden 5,000 of the same.

But they are far from the only nations arming Ukraine, as the graphic below shows.


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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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6 months ago

I wonder if Putin is getting the feeling that world is against him. I hope he doesn’t get paranoid. That produces mental instability.

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
6 months ago

The chart shows what leading from behind looks like.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
6 months ago

All NATO allies & the West save Japan, Australia