The US gives Ukraine more aid in a weapons package of more than 700 million dollars

US President Joe Biden on October 14 announced an additional $ 725 million weapons package for Ukraine.

The White House did not specify what the new aid contains. However, according to the Pentagon, the package will include an (unspecified) quantity of “additional ammunition for the highly mobile HIMARS multiple launch rocket system “, along with thousands of 155mm artillery rounds and more than 200 units. Humvee car.

Earlier this week, the US announced it would expedite the delivery of two of the eight NASAMS air defense systems it had long promised to aid Ukraine. However, the aforementioned aid package will not include any additional air defense systems.

Washington and its allies from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have pledged to bolster Ukraine’s air defenses following a barrage of Russian air strikes earlier this week.

The United States has been the strongest supporter of Ukraine since Russia began its military campaign in the neighboring country. Washington has provided Kiev with billions of dollars in military, financial and intelligence aid.

The weapons aid packages that Washington transferred to Kiev included a large amount of heavy weapons: more than 150 artillery pieces, 20 Mi-17 helicopters, 200 M113 armored personnel carriers, hundreds of Humvees, 16 HIMARS systems. … In addition, the list also includes more than 1,400 Stinger air defense systems, more than 8,500 Javelin anti-tank weapons and 32,000 other armor-piercing weapons, as well as at least 700 Switchblade suicide drones and several anti-personnel mines love Claymore.

This year alone, the United States has “committed more than $17.5 billion in security assistance” to Kiev, the country’s Defense Ministry confirmed on Oct. 4.

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