US announces $275 million military aid package for Ukraine

The United States has allocated a new $275 million package of artillery and anti-tank ammunition for the Ukrainian military, U.S. State Department announced on May 24.

The press release outlined the contents of the package as follows:

  • Ammunition for HIMARS rocket artillery

  • 155mm and 105mm artillery shells

  • 60mm mortar rounds

  • TOW anti-tank missiles

  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-tank systems

  • Precision-guided aerial munitions

  • Small arms, additional small arms ammunition, and grenades

  • Demolition munitions

  • Anti-tank mines

  • Tactical evacuation vehicles

  • Helmets, body armor, and other protective gear

  • Spare parts, maintenance, and other support equipment

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The DoD added that the package is aimed at helping Ukraine counter Russia’s Kharkiv offensive.

“This PDA [Presidential Drawdown Authority] package, which is part of our efforts to help Ukraine repel Russia's assault near Kharkiv…; it will provide Ukraine additional capabilities to meet its most urgent battlefield needs…,” the message said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the U.S. aid package includes "crucially needed long-range missiles."

“This package is critically important right now, as the enemy has intensified attacks along the frontline,” the president said.

“Today in Kharkiv, I saw firsthand how vital it is to strengthen our warriors to protect our people, cities, and communities.”

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