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Putin Left Embarrassed After US Sends Ukraine Thousands of Seized Iranian Weapons 

In a significant development in the Ukraine conflict, the United States has equipped Ukrainian forces with thousands of weapons originally from Iran, a move that underscores the complex international dynamics of the war. 

The arms, including machine guns, rocket launchers, and sniper rifles, along with ample ammunition, were seized over various operations by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

The munitions, confiscated from stateless vessels suspected of transporting arms to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, have been redirected to support Ukraine’s defense against Russian forces. 

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This arsenal was officially transferred to U.S. ownership following a civil forfeiture process by the Department of Justice.

CENTCOM’s announcement detailed that the provided arms are sufficient to fully equip a Ukrainian brigade, which could number up to 4,000 soldiers. 

This aid package is crucial as Ukraine faces a dire shortage of military supplies amidst ongoing intense conflict with Russian invaders.

The Biden administration has spent the past year navigating legal avenues to repurpose the seized weapons for Ukraine. 

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Stored across various facilities in the Middle East, these weapons are part of a broader strategy to bolster Ukraine’s military capabilities.

Iran’s mission to the United Nations has denied any affiliation with the seized weapons, distancing itself from implications of direct involvement in the armaments now supplied to Ukraine.

This is not the first instance of the U.S. furnishing Ukraine with equipment seized from Iran. 

Earlier reports indicated similar transfers, including over a million rounds of ammunition, underscoring a recurring approach in U.S. support for Ukraine.

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As the war persists, Ukraine continues to report heavy casualties with recent figures suggesting significant Russian losses. 

These reports highlight the relentless intensity of the conflict and the heavy toll it continues to exact on all involved.

Ukraine’s latest combat loss figures, while staggering, remain unverified, reflecting the opaque nature of casualty reporting in the ongoing war. 

Russia maintains a tight lid on its military casualties, which are understood to be substantial.

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The transfer of weapons comes at a time when a critical package of further military aid for Ukraine is stalled in Congress, placing additional pressure on immediate resources needed by Kyiv to continue its resistance against Russian advances.

This strategic redeployment of seized weapons to Ukraine not only aids in its defense capabilities but also represents a significant realignment of resources that were initially intended for a different conflict zone. 

This maneuver by the U.S. illustrates the adaptive approaches being taken in global military support dynamics.

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