The Pentagon introduced one other $275 million value of weapons and tools for Ukraine on Friday, bringing the quantity of army assist dedicated to Kyiv to just about $20 billion since Russia first attacked the nation.
The package deal will embrace extra munitions for Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Methods (HIMARS), 80,000 155mm artillery shells, Unmanned Aerial Methods tools, air defenses, further Excessive Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Autos (HMMWVs), ambulances and medical tools, 150 turbines and different area tools, based on a Protection Division assertion.
There aren’t any main new weapons included within the newest US deadly assist package deal, as an alternative the help is meant to resupply methods already in Ukraine, together with HIMARS, in addition to bolster its air defenses.
“This safety help package deal will present Ukraine with new capabilities to spice up its air defenses, in addition to present important tools that Ukraine is utilizing so successfully to defend itself on the battlefield,” the assertion mentioned.
The deadly assist will come by the presidential withdrawal authority, which implies the US army will draw weapons from its personal stockpiles to ship to the embattled nation.
The USA has now dedicated about $19.3 billion in safety help to Ukraine because the begin of the warfare in February and about $20 billion because the begin of the Biden administration.
The newest tranche of assist comes as Russia has been shelling Ukrainian civilian infrastructure and energy grids as winter approaches, although preventing on the bottom between Ukrainian and Russian troops is predicted to subside.