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US approves 17th aid package for Ukraine – UNIAN

In particular, the package provides for the provision of ammunition for HIMARS and 155-mm artillery systems to Ukraine.

This will already be the 17th security package since Biden became president / REUTERS photo

The White House spoke about a new $550 million security assistance package for Ukraine.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, John Kirby, coordinator of the US National Security Council for strategic communications, said this at a briefing in the White House.

Kirby noted that U.S. National Security Adviser Jacob Sullivan, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley spoke today with their Ukrainian counterparts about continued U.S. support for Ukraine as the Ukrainian people continue to resist Russian aggression.

“And to inform them of the new $550 million security assistance package that the Biden administration will allow today,” Kirby said.

Kirby said the new package includes more munitions for highly mobile advanced rocket systems known as HIMARS, as well as munitions for 155mm artillery systems, to Ukraine.

According to Kirby, this will already be the 17th security aid package since Biden became president.

Kirby also added that in general, more than $8 billion has already been allocated to maintain the security of Ukraine.

As UNIAN reported, today, August 1, it became known that Ukraine 4 more HIMARS multiple rocket launchers arrived. In total, Ukraine has already received 16 such systems.

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