US to Send Additional $275 Million in Military Aid to Ukraine
US to Send Additional $275 Million in Military Aid to Ukraine

Amid ongoing Russian advances in Ukraine, the United States is preparing to announce another $275 million in military aid, according to The Washington Post. This will be the fourth military assistance package for Ukraine since Congress passed a significant foreign aid bill last month.

The new aid package, set to be unveiled soon, includes various weapons and munitions vital for Ukraine's defense. The shipment will contain high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS), 155 mm and 105 mm artillery rounds, Javelin and AT-4 anti-tank systems, anti-tank mines, tactical vehicles, small arms, and ammunition.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin recently emphasized the urgency of continuous support for Ukraine at a meeting with defense leaders from Europe and other countries. He stressed the importance of maintaining a steady supply of weapons to help Ukraine counter Russia's aggressive actions.

The ongoing conflict highlights Ukraine's need to strengthen its military capabilities amid Russian attacks on both military and civilian targets. Despite some delays in Congress, the Biden administration has prioritized quick military assistance to Ukraine, with nearly $1.7 billion in weapons already provided since the $95 billion foreign aid package was passed.

In addition to immediate aid, the US has allocated $6 billion through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative for longer-term defense contracts. However, these contracts may take several months or even years to fulfill completely.

With this latest aid package, the total US military assistance to Ukraine since the conflict began in February 2022 will reach nearly $51 billion. This significant support underscores America's commitment to enhancing Ukraine's defense capabilities and countering Russian aggression.

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