The United States has announced that it will provide $150 million to Ukraine as part of a package of weapons and equipment to fight against Russia.
The US State Department’s statement said, “The US government announces a new package of weapons and equipment that includes air defense, artillery, tanks and other capabilities.”
“This new package of weapons and equipment includes air defense, artillery, anti-tank and other capabilities that will further enhance Ukraine’s ability to defend its territory against Russian attacks as Ukraine continues its counterattack against Russian forces,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday. “Ukraine’s military is fighting valiantly to regain territory captured by Russian forces, and this additional support will help them continue to make progress,” the package said, adding $150 million in weapons and equipment to Ukraine as part of a pre-emptive drawdown. .’
The US reiterated its support for war-torn Ukraine and said that the US and its allies will continue to support Ukraine until Russia withdraws its troops.
“Russia started this war and it can end it at any time by withdrawing its troops from Ukraine and halting its brutal attacks. Russia is killing innocent people,” the statement said. The coalition will stand up for Ukraine and we will continue to work with Congress to help Ukraine secure its future.’
On August 14, the United States announced $200 million in security assistance for Ukraine.