US President Joe Biden announced a new USD 600 million arms package to help the Ukrainian military battle Russia, according to a White House memo sent to the State Department on Thursday.
Joe Biden authorised the assistance using his Presidential Drawdown Authority, which allows the president to sanction the transfer of excess weapons from US stocks.
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The package includes High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), night vision goggles, claymore mines, mine clearing equipment, 105mm artillery rounds and 155mm precision guided artillery rounds, the US Departament of Defence stated in a press release.
“This authorization is the Biden Administration’s twenty-first drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021,” the Pentagon said.
“To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities,” the DoD added.
The White House memo also mentioned the money will be used for military education and training.
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Washington has sent about USD 15.1 billion in security assistance to the Kyiv government since Russia’s unprovoked invasion.
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