U.S. announces $200M in additional security assistance for Ukraine

U.S. announces $200M in additional security assistance for Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced the allocation of $200 million in an additional military aid for Ukraine.

This is said in a statement published on the website of the U.S. Department of State, Ukrinform reports.

“Today we are announcing the next package of security assistance to aid Ukraine as it defends its territory and protects its people. This package, which is valued at $200 million and is being executed from previously authorized Presidential Drawdown Authority, includes air defense munitions, artillery rounds, anti-armor capabilities, and additional mine-clearing equipment,” Blinken said.

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He reminded that every day, Russia is killing Ukrainian civilians and destroying civil infrastructure, while also “weaponizing hunger and contributing to global food insecurity through its destruction of Ukraine’s civilian ports and grain infrastructure.”

As previously reported, the new military aid package from the U.S. will include ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), munitions for Patriot air defense systems, ammunition for howitzers and tanks, Javelin missiles, mine clearing equipment and systems, 12 million million rounds of small arms ammunition.

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