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THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCES $1 BILLION IN NEW ARMS AID FOR UKRAINE

The US Department of Defense

The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Monday that it will provide Ukraine with an additional $1 billion in military assistance.This assistance will include the provision of additional precision missiles for the Himars system. These missiles have assisted Ukrainian forces in attacking Russian troops located far behind the front lines.

According to a statement released by the United States Department of Defense, the package also includes an increased number of surface-to-air missiles for the purpose of providing defence against Russian aircraft and rockets, an increased number of Javelin anti-armor rockets, and other ammunition.

According to Undersecretary of Defense Colin Kahl, “These are all critical capabilities to help the Ukrainians repel the Russian offensive in the east and also to address evolving developments in the south and elsewhere.”

Security Assistance

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the United States has provided the country with security assistance totaling $9.1 billion. This brought the total amount of assistance the United States has provided to Ukraine to date to $9.1 billion.

“The United States stands with allies and partners from more than 50 countries in providing vital security assistance to support Ukraine’s defence of its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russia’s aggression,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “This assistance will help Ukraine defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russia’s aggression.”

Blinken Statement

Blinken said in a statement that the United States will “continue to consult closely with Ukraine and surge additional available systems and capabilities.” These systems and capabilities will be carefully calibrated to make a difference on the battlefield and strengthen Ukraine’s eventual position at the negotiating table.

In a separate development, the World Bank revealed on Monday that the United States will contribute $4.5 billion in assistance to Ukraine.

According to a statement released by the bank, the funds will enable Kyiv to pay for services and pensions, which is essential to reducing the economic impact of the Russian invasion.

The Secretary of the United States Treasury

Janet Yellen, the Secretary of the United States Treasury, said in a statement that “this economic assistance is critical in supporting the Ukrainian people as they defend their democracy against Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression.” Yellen’s comments were made in reference to the assistance that will be provided to the Ukrainian people.

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