China News Service, Jan. 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to send U.S.-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine, three sources familiar with the decision said.

U.S. President Joe Biden previously predicted that Russia would take action against Ukraine.

Data map: On June 16, 2021 local time, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Biden met at a villa called La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland.

  According to reports, under export control regulations, countries must obtain approval from the U.S. State Department before sending any weapons obtained from the United States to a third party.

  The third-party transfer agreement would allow Estonia to ship Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, while Lithuania would be allowed to transfer Stinger missiles, one of the sources said.

  Earlier, Biden predicted at a news conference that Russia would take action against Ukraine.

He said that if Russia invaded Ukraine, there would be a huge price to pay.

  The tension between Ukraine and Russia continues, with the United States and Ukraine claiming that Russia may be preparing to "invade" Ukraine.

Russia has repeatedly denied this.

Russia and the United States, NATO and other countries have conducted dialogues many times, but they have not achieved substantive results.