$1.1 billion in new US military aid to Ukraine

Ukraine In the medium and long term, it is not about armament for the forces currently fighting against the Russian forces in the east and south of the country, but rather with equipment that will not be delivered to Kyiv for several months.

What does the aid include?

• It includes in particular 18 rocket launchers of the new type "himars" Which is characterized by the accuracy of the injury.

• The United States has provided the Ukrainian army to date with 16 rocket launchers "himars"These launchers installed on light armor played an important role in the success of the recent counterattack launched by Kyiv forces against the Russian forces.

• The package also includes 150 wagons "Humvee" Armored vehicles and 150 weapons transfer mechanisms, radars and anti-aircraft defense systems, the US Department of Defense said in a statement.

The statement confirmed that this new aid "Demonstrates the United States’ commitment to continuing to support Ukraine in the long term".

The Pentagon added that "It represents a years-long investment in the capabilities necessary to sustain Ukraine’s armed forces, while defending Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory against Russian aggression.".

This new package brings the value of US military aid to Ukraine to $16.2 billion since its inception Russian military offensive On February 24, and $16.9 billion since taking office joe biden office in January 2021.

White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said the commitment to continue supplying arms to Kiev demonstrates "We will not stop supporting Ukraine. We will continue to stand with the Ukrainian people and provide the security assistance they need to defend themselves no matter how long it takes".

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This new package aims to strengthen the defenses Ukraine In the medium and long term, it is not about armament for the forces currently fighting against the Russian forces in the east and south of the country, but rather with equipment that will not be delivered to Kyiv for several months.

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What does the aid include?

• It includes, in particular, 18 “HIMARS” rocket launchers, which are characterized by accurate targeting.

• The United States has provided the Ukrainian army to date with 16 “HIMARS” launchers, and these launchers installed on light armored vehicles played an important role in the success of the counter-offensive launched by Kyiv forces recently against the Russian forces.

• The package also includes 150 trolleys.HumveeAn armored vehicle and 150 weapons transfer mechanisms, radars and anti-aircraft defense systems, according to the US Department of Defense in a statement.

The statement stressed that this new assistance “demonstrates the commitment of the United States to continue to support Ukraine in the long term.”

The Pentagon added that it “represents a multi-year investment in the capabilities necessary to sustain Ukraine’s armed forces, while defending Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory against Russian aggression.”

This new package brings the value of US military aid to Ukraine to $16.2 billion since its inception Russian military offensive On February 24, and $16.9 billion since taking office joe biden office in January 2021.

White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said the commitment to continue supplying arms to Kiev shows that “we will not stop supporting Ukraine. We will continue to stand with the Ukrainian people and provide the security assistance they need to defend themselves, no matter how long it takes.”

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