US Announces New $1.3b Military Aid Package For Ukraine

The US announced a new $1.3 billion military aid package for Ukraine on Wednesday, including air defense systems, anti-tank missiles, drones, and other equipment.

 

The package is part of the United States’ commitment to satisfy “Ukraine’s pressing requirements by committing critical near-term capabilities while also building the enduring capacity of Ukraine’s armed forces,” according to a statement from the Defense Department.

 

The aid will not be delivered immediately to the battlefield since it falls under the Ukraine Security Assistance initiative, under which Washington purchases equipment from the defense industry or partners rather than from US inventories.

 

Four NASAMs air defense systems and accompanying munitions, TOW anti-tank missiles, 152 mm artillery shells, drones and counter-drone systems, and different vehicles are included in the package.

 

The US has led the international campaign for Ukraine’s backing, immediately forming an international coalition to help Kyiv after Russia invaded and coordinating aid from dozens of countries.

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