U.S. State Dept backs ammunition sale for Ukraine -statement

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Monday said it supported the approval of a possible sale of $165 million worth of ammunition to Ukraine to help the country defend itself against Russia’s ongoing invasion.

The Ukrainian government had asked to buy various rounds of so-called non-standard ammunition, the department said in a statement, referring to ammunition that does not adhere to NATO standards.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey)

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