• Reuters


A U.S. Air Force cargo jet began on Wednesday to ship helmets and other nonlethal military gear donated by Japan to Ukraine, marking the first time an American aircraft has carried Japanese Self-Defense Forces gear to another country.

A C-17 transport jet flew from the United States to touch down at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, and pick up three truckloads of plastic-wrapped boxes. Japan's government declined to list the equipment inside.

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