Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has announced that President Biden has approved an additional $675 million worth of military aid to Ukraine.
While speaking with other European defense officials, Secretary Austin “The war is at another key moment. Now we’re seeing the demonstrable success of our common efforts on the battlefield. The face of the war is changing and so is the mission of this contact group. We will work together to train Ukraine’s forces for the long haul. We will work together to help integrate Ukraine’s capabilities and bolster its joint operations for the long haul. We will work together to upgrade our defense industrial basis to meet Ukraine’s requirements for the long haul, and we will work together for production and innovation to meet Ukraine’s self-defense needs for the long haul. We must evolve as the fight evolves.”
The recent package will include howitzers, artillery munitions, Humvees, armored ambulances, anti-tank systems, and more.
The announcement from Secretary Austin comes shortly after Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in Kyiv that the Biden Administration was finalizing another military aid package worth $2 billion to Ukraine and other European nations. Secretary Blinken said $1 billion would go to Ukraine, and the other would go to NATO members and regional security partners “most potentially at risk for future Russian aggression.”