Russia Ukraine War: The US announces additional $1 Billion in military aid to Ukraine

The Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the package would provide significant ammunition, weapons and equipment and the Ukrainians have used it effectively to counter the Russians.

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On Monday, The United States announced that it will provide the war-torn nation with an additional $1 billion as aid in its fight against Russia.

This is the eighteenth time that the Biden Administration has provided military aid to the Ukrainians. The Americans will provide the Ukrainians with additional 75,000 rounds of 155mm of artillery shells, HIMARS Rocket systems (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems) and 50 armoured medical vehicles.

Previously the United States provided the Ukrainians with supplying Javelin anti-tank guided missiles, stinger MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defence System), rounds of artillery shells and providing intelligence on the battlefield. This has been a nuisance for the Russians as using the stingers and javelins, the Russians have lost several hundred tanks and helicopters.

“It is the largest single drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment utilizing this authority, and this package provides a significant amount of additional ammunition, weapons, and equipment – the types of which the Ukrainian people are using so effectively to defend their country,” a Pentagon statement said.

The Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken said that the US will continue to support Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression.

He also said the package would provide significant ammunition, weapons and equipment and the Ukrainians have used it effectively to counter the Russians.

“Nearly six months into the unprovoked and brutal assault on Ukraine, Russia continues its destruction of Ukrainian towns and villages. President Biden has been clear that we will continue to support the Ukrainian people as they defend their country from Russian aggression, for as long as it takes,” said Blinken.

“The United States stands with Allies and partners from more than 50 countries in providing vital security assistance to support Ukraine’s defence of its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russia’s aggression,” he added.

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