President Joe Biden’s administration is poised to send a $1 billion arms package to Ukraine as early as Monday, according to Reuters. report.
The $1 billion arms package will be one of the largest aid packages the United States has sent to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February.
The $1 billion arms package will include “Ammunition for long-range weapons and armored medical transport vehicles,” according to Reuters sources, who spoke to the network on condition of anonymity.
JUST IN – The Biden administration will announce a $1 billion arms package for Ukraine, the largest yet, Reuters reports.
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Specifically, the weapons package will include “munitions for HIMARS, NASAMS surface-to-air missile system munitions and up to 50 M113 armored medical transports,” Reuters mentionted.
But Reuters sources warned that the current package, worth $1 billion, could change before its expected announcement on Monday.
The $1 billion arms package would come days after the Pentagon was announced would send up to $550 million worth of weapons and equipment from the US Department of Defense stockpile to Ukraine.
“The United States continues to stand with Allies and partners from more than 50 countries to provide vital security assistance to support Ukraine’s defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russian aggression,” the statement said. State Department. he said.
The upcoming $1 billion arms package will be funded through the Presidential Appropriation Authority.
Like Reuters explained:
The new package will be funded by the Presidential Appropriation Authority (PDA), in which the president can authorize the transfer of items and services from US stocks without congressional approval in response to an emergency.
HIMARS playing a key role in the artillery duel between Ukraine and Russia has been described as “friction” with very little frontline movement in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.
In May, Congress approved $40 billion in economic and military aid for Ukraine after Russian leader Vladimir Putin invaded the country, even as Americans suffer from rising inflation and food shortages.
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