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US announces new aid package for Ukraine: What's included

US announces new aid package for Ukraine: What's included Photo: Joe Biden, President of the United States (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

President of the United States Joe Biden has announced a new package of military aid for Ukraine. Its size amounts to 1 billion dollars, according to the video from the White House and the Pentagon press service.

"Now America is going to send the supply they (Ukrainians) need to keep them in a fight...I’m making sure the shipments start right away," Biden stated.

According to Biden, new American aid will be delivered to Ukraine in a few hours.

"In the next few hours — literally in a few hours — we are going to begin sending equipment to Ukraine for air defense munitions, artillery for rocket systems, and armored vehicles," Biden said.

What's in the new aid package from the US

According to the Pentagon, the new US military aid package includes:

  • RIM-7 and AIM-9M missiles for air defense;
  • Stinger anti-aircraft missiles;
  • Small arms and additional rounds of small arms ammunition, including .50 caliber rounds to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS);
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 155mm artillery rounds, including High Explosive and Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions rounds;
  • 105mm artillery rounds;
  • 60mm mortar rounds;
  • Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles;
  • Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs);
  • High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs);
  • Logistics support vehicles;
  • Tactical vehicles to tow and haul equipment;
  • Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;
  • Precision aerial munitions;
  • Airfield support equipment;
  • Anti-armor mines;
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing; and
  • Night vision devices; and
  • Spare parts, field equipment, training munitions, maintenance, and other ancillary equipment.

US Congress allocates money to support Ukraine

The day before, the US Senate supported a package of bills on Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and US national security issues approved earlier by the US House of Representatives. The documents were initiated by Speaker of the House Mike Johnson.

This vote put an end to the six-month delay in the allocation of funds to support Ukraine. Now the US government has more than $60 billion in spending to help Ukraine. In particular, $49.9 billion is allocated for military spending, but almost half of this money will remain in the United States and be spent on replenishing US stockpiles.

Read more about what the funds allocated to help Ukraine will be spent on in the material of RBC-Ukraine.