The Defense Department announced on Friday. That as part of a new $725 million national defense package aimed at reinforcing the country’s defence against the Russian invasion the United States will send ammunition and military vehicles to Ukraine.
Its shipment is the first since this week’s assault of Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian cities with civilian population concentrations and More than $17.5 billion in U.S. security assistance has been provided since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
According to a statement from the Defense Department. The latest shipment includes high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARMs), precision-guided artillery, and medical supplies. Reuters was the source for the initial news on the shipment’s contents.
Russia’s involvement in Ukraine has been referre to as a “special military operation.”
According to a U.S. official, the aid package was create to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to resist Russia’s counteroffensive. Which has recently result in significant territorial gains.
Separately, Ukraine anticipates receiving powerful anti-aircraft equipment from the United States. And Germany this month to aid it in fending off strikes from Russian missiles and kamikaze drone. Minister Of defense Oleksiy Reznikov said that on Friday.
They can now travel to Ukraine thanks to the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA). In the event of an emergency, it enables the The US to swiftly transfer defence products and services from inventories without seeking congressional authorization.
In general, Washington utilises money from of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) to fund weapons to Ukraine, including the advanced anti-aircraft NASAMS systems anticipated this month, rather than taking them from existing U.S. military supplies.
NASAMS are manufactured by Raytheon Technologies Corp. and Kongsberg of Norway.