US To Announce $2.3 Billion More In Military Assistance For Ukraine Amid War With Russia

US To Announce $2.3 Billion Extra In Navy Help For Ukraine Amid Conflict With Russia

The US has been saying common packages for Ukraine since Congress handed laws that permitted practically USD 61 billion in Ukraine support earlier this 12 months, reported CNN.



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US To Announce $2.3 Billion Extra In Navy Help For Ukraine Amid Conflict With Russia

Washington: The USA will quickly announce greater than $2.3 billion in navy support for Ukraine, US Defence Secretary Llyod Austin mentioned on Tuesday, reported CNN. The defence secretary mentioned that this new bundle will present new air defence interceptors and different important munitions from US inventories.

“This bundle underneath presidential drawdown authority will present new air defence interceptors, anti-tank weapons, and different important munitions from US inventories,” Austin mentioned in a gathering with Ukrainian Protection Minister Rustem Umerov.

“It can additionally allow the USA to obtain extra Patriot and NASAMs air defence interceptors, which will likely be supplied on an accelerated timeline by the resequencing of deliveries for some overseas navy gross sales,” Austin added, in keeping with CNN.

Nevertheless, it’s unclear how a lot of the overall USD 2.3 billion could be underneath the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA), which pulls tools from US shares, or underneath the Ukraine Safety Help Initiative (USAI), permitting the US to buy tools and techniques from the US defence trade.

Notably, the US has been saying common packages for Ukraine since Congress handed laws that permitted practically USD 61 billion in Ukraine support earlier this 12 months, reported CNN.

The US just lately moved Ukraine to the highest of the listing to obtain air defence capabilities, placing it forward of different nations that will have already been in line to obtain them.

Throughout that point, a White Home official instructed CNN in personal discussions, “many of those nations have understood and appreciated the need of this determination.”

“If any of our companions had been in an existential scenario just like the one which Ukraine is in proper now, we’d transfer heaven and earth to assist them and it simply so occurs that proper now that nation is Ukraine,” the official added.

This announcement comes weeks after the US and Ukraine signed a long-term bilateral safety pact that commits the US to 10 years of coaching Ukraine’s armed forces, offering navy help and rising intelligence sharing, CNN reported.

Moreover, it additionally comes one week earlier than the NATO summit scheduled to be held in Washington, DC. Austin additional mentioned that they’d “take steps to construct a bridge to NATO membership for Ukraine.”

Following the announcement, Umerov thanked Austin for his help and mentioned Ukraine has used it to cease Russia, “cease the aggression in direction of folks, in direction of our values, nationwide pursuits.”

He additional mentioned he seemed ahead to discussing the potential of Ukraine turning into a future NATO member, in keeping with CNN. “Hopefully quickly, Ukraine will obtain its invitation,” Umerov mentioned of NATO.




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