U.S. and Ukraine working on new weapons deliveries, including long range weapons

21 February, 11:34 AM
Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Evan Vucci/Pool via REUTERS)

Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Evan Vucci/Pool via REUTERS)

Ukraine and the United States have stepped up their cooperation on ensuring a supply of weapons to the Armed Forces, including on long-range weapons, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address on Feb. 20.

"Today I've seen such a resolution of Joe Biden and the U.S.,” Zelenskyy stated, following a surprise visit by U.S. President Joe Biden to Kyiv on Feb. 20.

“I want to thank Mr. President for his this visit and for the talks, which were really useful, that were a continuation of our talk in Washington during my visit there in December. We're working on supply of long-range missiles and other sorts of weapons that have never been included in aid packages. And I am grateful for the next assistance package that definitely will make our guys at the frontline stronger.”

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At the conclusion of his trip, Biden announced additional aid for Ukraine and new sanctions against Russia.

Biden visited Ukraine six times as vice president of the United States. His last visit to Kyiv was in January, 2017, a few days before his resignation – the first visit of a U.S. President to Ukraine since 2008, when George W. Bush came to Kyiv.

The new military aid package announced by Biden, worth $460 million, includes shells for HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, four Bradley fighting vehicles, Javelin anti-tank missile systems, and much more.

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