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Miami (Florida) police have offered local residents a reward for handing over any weapons in favor of Ukraine, the city's police department said on Twitter. The action took place on August 27.
“Arms for Ukraine: we are ready to accept any unclaimed firearms in exchange for gift cards. We will not ask any questions, & mdash; indicated in the message.
The police announced the action “Redemption of weapons” at the Belafonte Tacolcy Community Center on 26 August. The Miami Police Department posted a sample leaflet on Twitter and called on those who want to support Ukraine and remove weapons from the streets of Miami to distribute it and take part in the action.
According to the flyer, the police offered a $50 gift certificate for turning in the pistol, and for a shotgun or rifle— for $100, for a large-caliber rifle— for $150.
Russia has been conducting a special operation in Ukraine since February 24th. Its goals, President Vladimir Putin called the protection of the population of Donbass and ensuring the security of Russia. Kyiv, which considers the special operation “aggression”, declared martial law and general mobilization.
Western countries condemned Russia's actions, imposed several packages of sanctions against it and increased military support for Kyiv.
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On August 24, US President John Biden announced a new military aid package for Ukraine worth almost $3 billion, which includes arms and equipment. The next tranche of aid will allow Kyiv to acquire air defense systems, artillery systems and ammunition, anti-missile unmanned aerial systems and radars for “long-term” defense, the American leader said.
Moscow has repeatedly criticized Western arms supplies to Kyiv. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that NATO, providing military assistance to Ukraine, is entering into a “proxy war”; with Russia. He also said that as “inflated” Ukraine with long-range weapons, the geographical tasks of the special operation will expand.
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