The White House announced Friday its intention to provide an additional $270 million worth of US “security assistance” to Ukraine.
The military aid will include four HIMARS rocket artillery launchers, a large quantity of ammunition, and hundreds of Pheonix Ghost drones, according to AP, citing the National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby.
The aid package will also include 580 drones and 36,000 rounds of artillery ammunition for the M777 towed howitzers which have already been supplied to Ukraine by the Pentagon.
Kirby told AFP that Biden, who is recently being treated for COVID-19, “has been clear that we’re going to continue to support the government of Ukraine and its people for as long as it takes.”
As of Friday, the US administration will have spent a total of $8.2 billion on funding the war in Ukraine. This includes the $40 billion package which was approved back in May.
Washington has previously sent Ukraine around 120 of the Pheonix Ghost drones, which have been “rapidly developed by the Air Force in response specifically to Ukrainian requirements,” the Pentagon said back in April.
Source: Agencies (edited by Al-Manar English Website)