Biden greenlights another $600 million in security assistance to Ukraine

16 September, 11:14 AM
The Pentagon announced details of a new military aid package for Ukraine (Photo:Department of Defense/twitter.com)

The Pentagon announced details of a new military aid package for Ukraine (Photo:Department of Defense/twitter.com)

U.S. President Joe Biden has approved another military aid package for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to a memorandum published on the White House website on Sept. 15.

The funds will also be used for education and training of the military.

According to the Pentagon press service, the new military aid package will include additional ammunition for HIMARS rocket systems;

  • 36,000 105 mm artillery rounds;
  • 1,000 precision-guided 155 mm artillery rounds;
  • four counter-artillery radars;

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  • four trucks and eight trailers for transportation of heavy equipment;
  • Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • equipment for demining;
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • demolition munitions and equipment;
  • small arms and ammunition;
  • night vision devices;
  • cold weather gear;
  • other equipment.

The U.S. Department of Defense has noted that the United States has allocated about $15.8 billion in military assistance to Ukraine so far.

A week ago, Germany hosted a regular meeting of defense ministers from more than 50 countries in the Ramstein format, named for the meeting’s location at the U.S. Ramstein airbase in southwest Germany. On that same day, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Kyiv.

After the Ramstein meeting, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stated that Kyiv urgently needs more artillery systems and rounds, air defense, coastal defense, and a variety of other weapons and defense systems.

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