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New military aid package from U.S.: Official list of weapons Ukraine will receive

New military aid package from U.S.: Official list of weapons Ukraine will receive Pentagon releases list of weapons from new aid package for Ukraine (Photo: Ministry of Defense)

On Tuesday, December 12, the United States announced a new $200 million military aid package for Ukraine. It includes additional air defense systems, artillery ammunition, anti-tank weapons, and other equipment to counter the Russian aggressor, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Ukraine will receive the following types of weapons:

  • AIM-9M missiles for air defense;
  • air defense system components;
  • additional ammunition for highly mobile artillery missile systems (HIMARS);
  • 155-mm and 105-mm artillery shells;
  • high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARM);
  • Optical tracking and wire-guided missiles (TOW) launched from a pipe;
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-tank systems;
  • more than 4 million rounds of ammunition for small arms;
  • ammunition for the removal of obstacles;
  • equipment to protect critical national infrastructure;
  • spare parts, generators, maintenance, and other support equipment.

President Zelenskyy's visit to the United States and Ukraine's financing problems

On December 11, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived for a two-day visit to the United States.

On Tuesday, December 12, Zelenskyy met with President Joe Biden. During the meeting, the head of the White House signed an agreement in the Oval Office to provide Ukraine with $200 million in financial assistance.

The visit comes as Senate Republicans refuse to open debate on Biden's $106 billion aid package, of which more than $61 billion is earmarked for Ukraine's defense needs. Republicans demand that the bill include a tougher set of measures to protect the southern border with Mexico from illegal immigrants.

The White House is ready to compromise with the Republican Party. Biden urged senators not to give Vladimir Putin a "gift" and to approve financial aid to Ukraine before Congress goes on vacation.