After negotiations between Ukraine and the United States about the needs of the Ukrainian army, the President of the United States Joe Biden officially announced the allocation of an additional $ 550 million military assistance package to Ukraine – this is stated in the message of the White House.
“In accordance with the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, … I delegate to the Secretary of State the authority … to make a withdrawal of up to $550 million for defense supplies and services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training, to assist Ukraine”, – says in a statement by the President of the United States.
The Pentagon stated that aid coming from US stockpiles includes 75,000 artillery munitions and an undisclosed amount of additional ammunition for highly mobile artillery rocket systems (HIMARS).
Today, the Department of Defense announces President Joe Biden’s decision to spin off equipment worth up to $550 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This decision to provide equipment from the stocks of the Ministry of Defense is the seventeenth since August 2021,” – quotes CNN Pentagon statement.
According to the Pentagon, the aid pact includes equipment and weapons that Ukrainians use effectively to defend their country, such as:
- 75 thousand shells of 155-mm artillery;
- Additional ammunition for rocket and artillery systems of high mobility (RZSO HIMARS).
“In total, the United States has provided about $8.8 billion in security aid to Ukraine since the start of the Biden administration,” he said. the Pentagon said in a statement.
Since 2014, the United States has allocated more than $10 billion in security aid to Ukraine, according to the US Defense Department.
“To meet ever-changing battlefield demands, the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key assets,” summed up at the Pentagon.
Recall that earlier Ukraine received a new batch of MLRS HIMARS.