U.S. preparing $1B weapons package for Ukraine - Reuters

U.S. preparing $1B weapons package for Ukraine - Reuters

The United States is preparing a $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine, the first to be sourced from the yet to be signed Ukraine-Israel bill.

Two U.S. officials told this to Reuters on Tuesday, Ukrinform reports.

"The aid package includes vehicles, Stinger air defense munitions, additional ammunition for high-mobility artillery rocket systems, 155 millimeter artillery ammunition, TOW and Javelin anti-tank munitions and other weapons that can immediately be put to use on the battlefield," the news outlet quoted the officials as saying.

Read also: Next package of U.S. aid to be larger than usual - media

Six months ago, U.S. President Joe Biden submitted his national security supplemental request to Congress, including funding to support Ukraine, Israel and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a package of bills to support this request. The U.S. Senate is scheduled to hold a vote on the foreign aid package on Tuesday, April 23.

President Biden has confirmed that he is ready to sign the legislation as soon as it reaches the White House.

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