US sending $350M in weapons, gear to Ukraine in newest support package deal

The US will ship Ukraine one other $350 million in navy help together with extra missiles and air protection ammunition, the Biden administration introduced Monday.  

The deadly support package deal contains extra ammunition for Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Techniques (HIMARS) and howitzers, in addition to ammunition for Bradley Infantry Preventing Autos, Excessive-speed Anti-radiation missiles, anti-tank weapons and riverine boats, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated in a press release. 

A separate Protection Division launch stated the package deal additionally included grenade launchers, heavy gasoline tankers, mine clearing gear, mortar programs and rounds and extra artillery.

“This week, as Russia’s unconscionable conflict of aggression towards Ukraine continues at nice human value, we’re once more reminded of the boundless braveness and steadfast resolve of the Ukrainian folks, and the robust help for Ukraine throughout the worldwide neighborhood,” Blinken stated.  

He additionally reiterated that america will stand with Ukraine “for so long as it takes.” 

The weapons and gear will probably be made obtainable via presidential drawdown authority, authority which permits the Pentagon to ship weapons from its personal stockpiles.  

The final such package deal — a $400 million weapons tranche — was introduced earlier this month.

With Monday’s announcement, america has now dedicated greater than $32 billion in deadly support to Ukraine via presidential drawdown since Russia first attacked the nation greater than a yr in the past. 

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