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US Announces $1 Billion in Additional Security Assistance For Ukraine

The package adds to about $8.8 billion in aid the United States has provided to Ukraine since the February 24 Russian invasion

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UNITED STATES/UKRAINE: The United States will provide $1 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, the single largest package using the president’s drawdown authority, including ammunition for long-range weapons and armoured medical transport vehicles, acting Pentagon spokesman Todd Breasseale said Monday.

The package adds to about $8.8 billion in aid the United States has provided to Ukraine since the February 24 Russian invasion. It includes munitions for HIMARS, ammunition for the NASAMS surface-to-air missile system, and up to 50 M113 armoured personnel carriers.

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The package also includes more surface-to-air missiles for defence against Russian aircraft and rockets, more Javelin anti-armour rockets, and other ammunition, according to a statement from the US Department of Defense.

In total, the United States has now given approximately $9.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration. Since 2014, the United States has allocated more than $11.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.

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To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities calibrated to make a difference.

Facilities in This Package Include:

  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  •  75,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition;
  •  20 120mm mortar systems and 20,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition;
  •  Munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
  • 1,000 Javelin and hundreds of AT4 anti-armor systems;
  • 50 armored medical treatment vehicles;
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • C-4 explosives, demolition munitions, and demolition equipment;
  • Medical supplies, to include first aid kits, bandages, monitors, and other equipment.
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Also Read: Russian-Ukraine War: U.S To Contribute $150 Million Humanitarian Aid to Africa As 40 Million People Are Projected To go Hungry Globally  

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