Ukrainian military personnel participating in an armed conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region of the country attended a military heavy firearms and equipment delivery ceremony in Kieu on November 15, 2018. increase.
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Washington — President Joe Biden On Wednesday we announced another $ 1 billion in weapons for Ukraine. This includes anti-ship systems, artillery rockets, and howitzer bullets.
“This morning I talked with President Zelensky about Russia’s brutal and ongoing war against Ukraine. The United States defends Ukraine’s democracy and its sovereignty and territory in the face of an unprovoked Russian invasion. In support of perfection, I reaffirmed my commitment to support Ukraine by the United States, “Byden wrote in a statement.
Biden also announced that it will add $ 225 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine to meet needs such as safe drinking water, critical medicines and food and cash for families to buy essentials.
The White House said Biden had spoken to Zelensky for about 40 minutes about the features included in the latest package. This is the 12th US military installment payment for Ukraine since the beginning of the war.Since then Moscow invades Ukraine On February 24, the Biden administration deployed more than 100,000 US troops to NATO member countries and approved more than $ 5.6 billion in security assistance.
According to the Pentagon, the latest weapons for Ukraine are worth $ 350 million, 18 155 mm howitzers, 36,000 155 mm howitzers, 18 tactical vehicles towing 155 mm howitzers, and high-mobility artillery. Contains ammunition for the Rocket System (HMARS). Similar to the four tactical vehicles for recovering equipment and spare parts.
The Pentagon also provides funding for two Harpoon coastal defense systems, thousands of secure radios, night-vision devices, thermal devices, and training and maintenance assistance. The aid is worth a total of $ 650 million.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is shaking hands with Ukrainian Defense Minister Olexi Reznikov on June 15, 2022, prior to the NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting at the Alliance Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
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The latest security package will be provided as Russian troops intensify their attacks in the Donbus region of Ukraine and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin meets allies at NATO to activate additional support.
Austin told Defense Minister at NATO on Wednesday.
“We are providing Ukrainian defenders with HIMARS and a multiple launcher system, which will greatly improve Ukraine’s capabilities,” he added with Ukrainian Defense Minister Olexi Reznikov.