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April 22, 2022

US to send another $800m military package to Ukraine

The package will include 155mm howitzers, artillery rounds, tactical vehicles, and drones.

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The US is set to send another military package, worth $800m, to Ukraine as the latter battles a renewed Russian offensive on the eastern flank.

The announcement comes after the US authorised a presidential drawdown of security aid to meet the requirements of the Ukrainian troops.

According to a Department of Defense (DoD) statement, the package will include 72 155mm howitzers and 144,000 artillery rounds, 72 tactical vehicles, more than 121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS), and other equipment and spare parts.

The package represents the eighth drawdown of equipment for Ukraine from DoD stocks since August last year.

Commenting on the move, US President Joe Biden said: “Now [Russian troops have] launched and refocused their campaign to seize new territory in eastern Ukraine, and we’re in a critical window where they’re going to set the stage for the next phase of this war.

“And the US and our allies and partners are moving as fast as possible to continue to provide Ukraine the forces that they need, [and] the equipment their forces need, to defend their nation.”

President Biden also announced $500m in economic aid for the Ukrainian government.

To date, the US has committed more than $3.4bn in security assistance for Ukraine since Russian launched an invasion in February.

Last week, the US authorised a similar $800m package for the embattled country. It also said that the US forces will train the Ukrainian personnel on howitzers.

The UK has also started training a small number of Ukrainian troops. The soldiers started training with UK-provided armoured patrol vehicles, a spokesperson of Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Reuters.

Italy is also planning to pass a new decree that will allow the government to send additional weaponry to Ukraine.

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