Ukraine to get record-breaking military assistance worth over 3 billion USD – US White House

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The Press Secretary of the US White House Karine Jean-Pierre. Screenshot/Youtube 

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The White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has announced a new batch of US military assistance to Ukraine today, on 6 January 2022.

It is the biggest military assistance to Ukraine since the Russian large-scale invasion started in February 2022. The military aid package worth over $3,75 billion will include the following:

  • 50 Bradley fighting vehicles
  • 500 anti-tank missiles and 250,000 rounds of ammunition for armored personnel carriers
  • 55 Mini-resistant ambush protected tactical vehicles (MRAP)
  • 100 M113 armored personnel carriers
  • 138 Humvees (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles)
  • 18 self-propelled howitzers
  • 36 howitzers that fire 105-mm ammunition
  • surface-to-air missiles, including RIM-7 Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft and anti-missile rockets
  • ammunition for HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems), etc.

US decision to supply Bradley fighting vehicles to Ukraine may pave way to tanks – Politico

This assistance comprises a $2,5 billion drawdown from stocks of the US Department of Defense, which will be provided to Ukraine immediately, and $225 million in Foreign Military Financing to build the long-term capacity and support modernization of Ukraine’s military, according to the White House. The military assistance also includes $622 million in Foreign Military Financing for European partners and allies of the United States to backfill donations of military equipment to Ukraine.

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