The United States announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine to counter the Russian invasion. This is stated in the statement of the US Secretary of State following the meeting of Anthony Blinken with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy, writes CNN.
"I informed President Zelenskiy that, pursuant to the authority granted by the President, I authorized our twentieth package of U.S. arms and equipment for Ukraine beginning in September 2021. This $675 million package includes additional weapons, ammunition, and equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense stockpile," - the statement says.
In addition, the State Department informed Congress of our intention to allocate an additional $2.2 billion in long-term investments in external military financing to strengthen the security of Ukraine and its 18 neighbors, including NATO members and regional security partners, who are "potentially at greatest risk of future ". of Russian aggression".
With today's announcement, total US military aid to Ukraine is about $15.2 billion since the start of the Biden administration.