/$675 Million in U.S. Aid is Approved for Weapons in Kyiv

$675 Million in U.S. Aid is Approved for Weapons in Kyiv

The White House announced that they will provide $675 Million in aid to Ukraine by helping fund more weapons in the ongoing attack from Russia. This brings the total U.S. Military assistance to Ukraine to approximately $15.2 billion.

The U.S. approved a further $675 million weapons package for Ukraine with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirming the aid during a visit to Germany, where defense ministers are gathering for a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group to discuss the war.

Austin said President Joe Biden approved the package on Wednesday. The latest package includes more GMLRS, (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems), howitzers, ammunition, Humvees, armored ambulances, anti-tank systems among other equipment.

A senior State Department official confirmed to NBC News that Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is in Ukraine today on an unpublicized trip, will announce a further $2 billion in U.S. military financing for Ukraine and 18 of its neighbors “including both many of our NATO allies as well as other regional security partners who are most potentially at risk for future Russian aggression.” The other countries that could receive such funding were not named.