US Announces $175 Million Military Aid Package for Ukraine
On Wednesday evening, December 6, the United States declared the provision of a new military aid package to Ukraine amounting to $175 million. This announcement was made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as reported on the official website of the US State Department.
The new military aid package includes, among other things, AIM-9M and AIM-7 missiles for air defense, additional ammunition for HIMARS systems, 155mm and 105mm artillery shells, high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARM), TOW anti-tank missiles with optical tracking, Javelin anti-tank systems, and AT-4.
The package also specifies over 4 million rounds of ammunition for small arms, transportation vehicles for towing and transporting equipment, explosives for obstacle clearance, equipment for protecting critical infrastructure objects, as well as spare parts for machinery and other auxiliary equipment.
"While Russia continues this war by persisting in its brutal attacks and refuses to withdraw its forces from Ukraine, it is crucial for the United States to continue leading the coalition we have built with more than 50 countries firmly supporting Ukraine. However, if Congress does not approve the president's request for additional funding for national security, this will be one of the last security assistance packages we can provide to Ukraine," warned Antony Blinken.
It is worth noting that the previous $100 million military aid package was announced on November 20, including HIMARS, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, and artillery shells.
The Biden administration still has approximately £5 billion from the budget approved by Congress last year for providing military assistance from US stocks.
Additionally, on December 3, Germany also disclosed a list of new military aid for Ukraine. The new defense package for Ukraine includes 4 HX81 trucks with 4 semi-trailers, 8 Zetros trucks, 3 transport vehicles, 2 border service vehicles, 1 mobile antenna system, 15 precision rifles HLR 338 with 60,000 rounds, 25 laser rangefinders, 5 unmanned aircraft detection sensors, 3840 155mm artillery shells, and 250 sets of explosive material tools.