US announces $150 million in new military aid

This new shipment, well below the previous ones, will notably include artillery ammunition and radars.

Joe Biden on Friday announced new military aid to Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion, including artillery munitions and radar. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a separate statement that the amount of this aid represented 150 million dollars, well below previous shipments of American weapons.

It includes in particular 25,000 155 mm shells, counter-battery radars to detect Russian artillery fire and communications jamming devices, an official also added. “Congress must quickly release the envelope needed to strengthen Ukraine on the battlefield and at the negotiating table“, said the president of the United States in a press release, warning however that the funds allocated to the weapons for kyiv were now “almost sold out“.

For Ukraine to succeed in this next phase of the war, its international partners, including the United States, must continue to show their unity and determination to keep arms and ammunition flowing into Ukraine without interruption“, he insisted.

Joe Biden is due to participate in a virtual meeting of the leaders of the great powers of the G7 on Sunday with also Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on the occasion of May 8, the day marking the end of the Second World War in Europe.

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