The next U.S. security assistance package to Ukraine, worth $800 million, will include anti-air defense systems and offensive weaponry, U.S. President Joe Biden said during a press conference on the closing day of NATO’s Madrid summit in Spain on June 30.
“In the coming days, we plan to announce even more assistance, for $800 million, including new modern Western air defense systems for Ukraine, more artillery and ammunition, anti-battery radars, additional ammunition for the HIMARS missile systems that we are already providing to Ukraine,” said Biden.
“Ukraine must have everything we can give reasonably give them to ensure their own physical security and defense.”
Biden added that the United States has already provided Ukraine with $7 billion in security assistance to defend itself against the Russian invasion.
Earlier, CNN reported that the White House is planning to buy Ukraine a modern, Norwegian-made NASAMS medium-range anti-air defense system, capable of intercepting targets up to 30 kilometers away.
According to Politico, Ukrainian troops are already training to operate the system.