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US allocates new $550 million aid package to Ukraine: HIMARS ammunition and 155mm shells

Corresponding presidential order United States published on the website of the White House.

“I delegate to the Secretary of State the authority to direct up to $550 million in defense supplies and services to the Department of Defense, as well as military education and training, to assist Ukraine,” the document says.

The U.S. Department of Defense clarified that this is already the 17th aid package to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs, starting in August 2021.

How indicated on the Pentagon website, it includes equipment and weapons that Ukrainians use effectively to defend their country, such as:

1. 75 thousand shells of 155-mm artillery ammunition;

2. Additional ammunition for highly mobile rocket and artillery systems (HIMARS).

“In total, the United States has provided about $8.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration,” the statement said.

Since 2014, the United States has allocated more than $10 billion to help secure Ukraine, according to the Defense Ministry.

“To meet ever-changing battlefield demands, the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key assets,” the Pentagon said.

As reported on July 22 US announced the 16th package military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $270 million, which, in particular, includes four more M142 HIMARS highly mobile artillery missile systems and 580 Phoenix Ghost tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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