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US to Send $400 Million in Military Aid to Ukraine Amid Russian Threats

The United States is set to declare a new $400 million package of military aid for Ukraine, as the country faces challenges from Russian troops in the northeast Kharkiv region. This new aid, which includes artillery, air defense and anti-tank munitions, armored vehicles, and other weapons and equipment, comes as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has expressed the urgency of the situation in the east. The aid will be provided through presidential drawdown authority to ensure it can swiftly be sent to the war front. 

 

This is the third tranche of aid for Ukraine, with Congress passing supplemental funding after a period of inaction. The previous aid included $1 billion in weapons sent through drawdown authority and a $6 billion package funded through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. This ongoing support demonstrates the United States’ commitment to providing Ukraine with the necessary resources to defend itself against Russian aggression.

Russia has been taking advantage of Ukraine’s shortages of ammunition and manpower, as Western supplies had dwindled due to Congressional delays in passing funding. President Zelenskyy has warned of Russia’s troop concentrations in the east and north, highlighting the urgency of the situation.

The new aid package reflects the United States’ efforts to support Ukraine in the face of escalating Russian aggression, demonstrating a continued commitment to upholding security and promoting stability in the region.

Written by Staff Reports

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