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Biden announces more than $1 billion in military, humanitarian aid for Ukraine as Russia captures more territory in Eastern Ukraine

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U.S. President Joe Biden has introduced as much as $1 billion in weapons assist for Ukraine, together with anti-ship techniques, artillery rockets and rounds for howitzers.

 

The help bundle, which comes as Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin meets with allies at NATO, is the twelfth U.S. safety help installment for Ukraine because the begin of the warfare.

Since Moscow invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the Biden administration has deployed greater than 100,000 U.S. troops to NATO-member nations and approved $5.6 billion in safety help to Ukraine.

“This morning, I spoke with President Zelenskyy to debate Russia’s brutal and ongoing warfare towards Ukraine. I reaffirmed my dedication that the US will stand by Ukraine because it defends its democracy and help its sovereignty and territorial integrity within the face of unprovoked Russian aggression,” Biden wrote in an announcement.

Biden additionally introduced a further $225 million in humanitarian help for Ukraine to deal with wants like secure ingesting water, important medical provides, meals and money for households to buy important objects.

 

The Pentagon mentioned that the most recent provide of weapons for Kyiv, the twelfth such installment, is valued at $350 million and consists of:

-18 155 mm howitzers
-36,000 rounds of 155 mm ammunition
-18 tactical automobiles to tow 155 mm howitzers
-Ammunition for Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Programs, or HMARS
-4 tactical automobiles to recuperate gear and spare elements.

The U.S. may even present Ukraine with two Harpoon coastal protection techniques, 1000’s of safe radios, evening imaginative and prescient and thermal gadgets together with funding for coaching and upkeep help. That assist is collectively valued at $650 million.

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