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Russia-Ukraine war: US to send $800 million in military aid to Ukraine

US Ramps Up Military Aid to Ukraine

U.S. to send $800 million in military aid to Ukraine. The United States announced on Thursday that it will send an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, including artillery, armored vehicles, and drones. This is the latest in a series of U.S. military aid packages for Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February.

The announcement came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was addressing the U.S. Congress via video link. Zelenskyy urged Congress to send more weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, and to impose more sanctions on Russia.

“The Russian army is destroying everything in its path,” Zelenskyy said. “They are killing civilians, children, and women, destroying our hospitals, schools, and churches.”

Zelenskyy also called for a no-fly zone over Ukraine, but the U.S. and its allies have ruled out that option, fearing it could lead to a wider war with Russia.

The $800 million in military aid announced by President Biden includes:

  • 18 155mm howitzers

  • 36,000 155mm artillery rounds

  • 108 armored high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs)

  • 20 M113 armored personnel carriers

  • 100 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (also known as kamikaze drones)

  • 121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • 200 grenade launchers

  • 2,000 machine guns

  • 100 grenade launchers

  • 5,000 sets of body armor and helmets

  • 1,000 night vision devices

  • Electronic jamming equipment

  • Commercial satellite imagery services

  • Training, maintenance, and logistical support

The aid package is the largest single tranche of military assistance that the United States has provided to Ukraine since the start of the war.

The announcement of the aid package was met with praise from Ukrainian officials.

“This new package of U.S. military assistance will help Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression and protect its people,” Zelenskyy said in a statement. “We are grateful to the United States for its continued support.”

The aid package is also being welcomed by U.S. allies and partners.

“This is a significant contribution to Ukraine’s defense,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement. “It will help Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s brutal aggression.” The announcement of the aid package comes as the war in Ukraine enters its third month. Russia has made some gains in the east of the country, but Ukrainian forces have continued to resist. The war has had a devastating impact on Ukraine. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes, and thousands have been killed. The war has also had a significant impact on the global economy, driving up energy prices and disrupting supply chains. The U.S. and its allies have imposed a series of sanctions on Russia in an effort to pressure the country to end the war. The sanctions have had a significant impact on the Russian economy, but they have not yet forced Russia to withdraw from Ukraine. The war in Ukraine is a major challenge for the United States and its allies. The U.S. and its allies are committed to supporting Ukraine, but they are also trying to avoid a wider war with Russia. The outcome of the war in Ukraine is still uncertain, but it is clear that the war will have a significant impact on the global order for years to come.

Some More Recent Updates on the Russia-Ukraine War:

  • Russia intensifies its attacks in eastern Ukraine. Russia has intensified its attacks in eastern Ukraine, with the goal of capturing the Donbas region. The Donbas is a strategic region in eastern Ukraine that is home to coal mines and steel mills. Russia has been trying to capture the Donbas since 2014, but Ukrainian forces have so far held out.
  • Ukraine receives more military aid from the West. Ukraine has received more military aid from the West, including artillery, armored vehicles, and drones. The aid has helped Ukraine slow down the Russian advance in the east of the country.
  • Russia faces growing international isolation. Russia is facing growing international isolation as a result of its invasion of Ukraine. The United States and its allies have imposed a series of sanctions on Russia, and many countries have expelled Russian diplomats.
  • The war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the global economy. The war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the global economy. The war has driven up energy prices and disrupted supply chains. This has led to inflation and economic hardship in many countries.

The war in Ukraine is a major humanitarian crisis. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes, and thousands have been killed. The war has also had a significant impact on the global economy. The outcome of the war in Ukraine is still uncertain, but it is clear that the war will have a significant impact on the global order for years to come.

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