United States gives Ukraine eight hundred million dollars in military aid.
Written by News Room on April 15, 2022
The United States has announced an additional 800 million dollars in military assistance to Ukraine, expanding the scope of the systems provided to include heavy artillery ahead of a wider Russian attack expected in eastern Ukraine.
United States President, Joe Biden, made the announcement on Wednesday, after speaking with Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, over the phone.
Mr. Biden said he had also approved the transfer of additional helicopters, saying equipment provided to Ukraine has been critical as it confronts the invasion.
The package, which brings the total military aid since Russian forces invaded Ukraine in February to more than 2.5 billion dollars, includes; artillery systems, artillery rounds, armoured personnel carriers and unmanned coastal defense boats.