Copyright © 2021 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

US announces $ 250 mn military aid package for Ukraine, “the last until Congress authorizes additional funds”

US announced a $250 million military aid package for Ukraine, but Pentagon cautions it is likely the last assistance possible until Congress approves more Ukraine defense funding.
Airmen attached to the 436th Aerial Port Squadron check cargo logs during a security assistance mission at Dover Air Force Base, Del., USA on 13 January 2023. Illustrative image: defense.gov

On 27 December, the US Defense Department (DOD) announced a security assistance package for Ukraine valued at up to $250 million. The aid package includes air defense capabilities, artillery, antitank weapons, and other equipment, according to the Pentagon’s press release.

“The latest round of assistance marks the 54th drawdown of military equipment for Ukraine from DOD inventories since August 2021,” the Pentagon reported.

According to the report, the capabilities in this package include:

  • Additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
  • Stinger anti-aircraft missiles;
  • Air defense system components;
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
  • Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;
  • More than 15 million rounds of small arms ammunition;
  • Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing;
  • Spare parts, medical equipment, maintenance, and other ancillary equipment.

DOD notes that the package comes during ongoing negotiations in US Congress regarding President Joe Biden’s supplemental request to Congress for crucial funding for military and humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Defense officials have cautioned that, without Congressional action, vital US support for Ukraine could be at risk during this critical period, given that Russia’s war in the region is approaching its two-year mark.

“The security assistance package announced today is likely the last until Congress authorizes additional funds,” the US Department of Defense says.

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!
Total
0
Shares
Related Posts