President Joe Biden’s administration is preparing to send a $1 billion weapons package to Ukraine as early as Monday, Reuters reported. Report.
The $1 billion weapons program would be one of the largest U.S. aid packages to Ukraine since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
$1 billion weapons package will include “Long-range weapons and ammunition and armoured medical transport vehicles,” according to Reuters sources who asked not to be named.
Just then — according to Reuters, the Biden administration announced a $1 billion weapons program for Ukraine, the largest single weapons program to date.
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Specifically, the weapons package will include “HIMARS ammunition, NASAMS surface-to-air missile system ammunition and up to 50 M113 armored medical transport vehicles,” Reuters report.
However, Reuters sources warned that the current $1 billion package could change ahead of its expected Monday announcement.
$1 billion weapons package to launch in days from Pentagon Announce It will ship weapons and equipment worth up to $550 million to Ukraine from the U.S. Department of Defense stockpiles.
“The United States continues to stand with allies and partners from more than 50 countries in providing critical security assistance to support Ukraine in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity from Russian aggression,” the State Department press release said. Say.
The upcoming $1 billion arms package will be funded through a presidential drawdown mandate.
as Reuters explain:
The new package will be funded by a Presidential Withdrawal Authorization (PDA), in which the president can authorize the transfer of goods and services from U.S. stocks without congressional approval to respond to emergencies.
HIMARS played a key role in the artillery duel between Ukraine and Russia, with little movement on the front lines in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, described as “grinding”.
In May, after Russian leader Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, Congress authorized $40 billion in economic and military aid to Ukraine, even as Americans suffer from rising inflation and food shortages.
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