US announces $275 million Ukraine aid package
Shooting from HIMARS MLRS (Photo:REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)
Additional ammunition for HIMARS rocket artillery is included in the new $275 U.S. security assistance package for Ukraine, U.S. Defense Department spokesperson Sabrina Singh said during a press briefing on Oct. 28.
As much as 500 high-precision guided 155-mm artillery shells, small arms and cartridges, and remote mining systems are also included in the tranche.
Singh added that the United States will also be providing Ukraine with four satellite communication antennae. Kyiv and its partners were growing increasingly concerned over potential interruptions in Starlink’s vital comms services in Ukraine, due to a series of tweets by Elon Musk, who suggested SpaceX was bankrolling Starlink coverage over Ukraine.
On Oct. 15, U.S. President Joe Biden announced a new $725 million aid package to Ukraine. It includes HIMARS projectiles, 155 mm artillery shells, HARM anti-radar missiles, and HMMWV armored vehicles.
As of Oct. 14, the United States has provided more than $18.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, according to the Pentagon.
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