US Announces $450 Mln Additional Military Aid To Ukraine

aditionalmilitary june24 lt

The United States will release the latest tranche of military assistance to Ukraine worth $450 million, including additional long-range rocket systems, to help it fight the Russian attacks.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he is authorizing the thirteenth drawdown of arms and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories for Ukraine's defense since August 2021. This will bring total U.S. security assistance to Ukraine to more than $6.1 billion since Russia's invasion of that country on February 24.

Capabilities in this package include four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems; 36,000 rounds of 105 mm ammunition; 18 tactical vehicles to tow 155 mm artillery; 1,200 grenade launchers; 2,000 machine guns; and 18 coastal and riverine patrol boats.

The steady flow of U.S. security assistance, and that from our coalition of more than 40 Allies and partners, continues to bolster Ukraine's defenses, improves its ability to defend its sovereign territory, and secures hard-fought victories on the battlefield, Blinken said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Russia has intensified attack on Severodonetsk, forcing Ukrainian forces to withdraw from the embattled eastern city after months of bloody combat.

"The Ukrainian armed forces are performing a professional, tactical retrograde in order to consolidate their forces in positions that they can better defend themselves," a U.S .Defense official told reporters in a background call.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his country's gratitude to US President Biden and the American people for the latest package of military aid.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Specialty athletic retailer Foot Locker, Inc. reported Friday a second-quarter net profit that plunged from last year, hurt by a sales decline amid markdowns. Quarterly sales met Street estimates. The company also trimmed it adjusted earnings and sales growth guidance for the full-year 2022. Google's hundreds of employees have signed a petition sent to executives demanding extension of abortion care benefits to contract workers. The workers also called to halt donations given to anti-abortion politicians and to expand travel benefits. The petition, circulated by the Alphabet Workers Union, has been signed by over 650 employees at Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. Apple Inc. has released an emergency security update noting that some of its iPhones, iPads and Macs had certain vulnerabilities. The tech major said the flaws potentially allow full admin access to devices. The models affected by the issue include iPhone 6S and later models, several models of the newer iPads, and Mac computers running macOS Monterey and above. The flaws also affect the iPod Touch
Follow RTT