The United States will provide Ukraine with an additional $450 million in military aid, including additional medium-range rocket systems. To counterattack and push the Russian forces advancing in the war. According to officials on Thursday (June 23)
This latest package This includes four sets of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), which will help Ukraine to double the number of such systems. After the first four HIMARS rocket systems in the United States. The contract will be given earlier. has been sent into Ukraine and reached the hands of the soldiers there already.
According to the Pentagon The aid included 18 technical vehicles used to tow the Howitzer cannon. For moving this type of weapon around the battlefield. as well as 18 coastal and river cruisers, thousands of machine guns. grenade launchers, ammunition, other equipment and spare parts
The new round of aid comes less than a week after the United States said it was delivering $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, and comes as Russia’s military advances slowly. Expanding control of the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine Urge the leaders in Kiev to raise their voices relentlessly. Request a more advanced, more accurate rocket system. to strike back against Russia
Russian soldiers captured two villages in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and are fighting for control of a major highway. with the goal of cutting off transport routes and encircling the Ukrainian military front.
Russian forces fire artillery and air bombs on the city of Sivirodonetsk. for weeks The HIMARS grant gives Ukraine the ability to attack Russian forces and weapons from a greater distance. Minimize risks to Ukrainian soldiers This system is installed on the truck. It carries six precision guided missiles and has a range of about 70 kilometers.
Previously, it had spent about three weeks training Ukrainian soldiers. For using the HIMARS system in the first 4 sets before moving such weapons into the battlefield.
This latest help It is part of a $40 billion security and economic aid budget. approved by Congress last month. It was signed into law by President Joe Biden shortly after. And it is the thirteenth armed and armament assistance package that America has given to Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war
In total, since the war began in late February, the United States has provided about $6.1 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, including its latest package. The $450 million in arms and ammunition assistance will be exercised under the Presidential Drawdown Authority, which empowers the president to authorize the delivery of US goods and services. in an emergency without the approval of the Parliament