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The Pentagon has announced a $1 billion military aid package for Ukraine following President Biden’s recent legislative action. 

This substantial aid package aims to bolster Ukrainian forces with crucial military supplies as they confront the escalating Russian offensive. Notably, the package is significantly larger than previous ones, which typically amounted to several hundred million dollars. 

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A critical component of this new aid includes 155 mm artillery rounds, mortar rounds, and various other types of ammunition. These are vital for supporting ground troops and fortifying defenses, particularly in urban areas. Additionally, the package comprises advanced air defense munitions such as RIM-7 and AIM-9M, along with Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, Javelin, and AT-4 anti-armor launchers. The shipment will also include logistical and tactical vehicles like Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and Humvees.

While the aid package is comprehensive, it notably excludes the long-range Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), which can strike targets up to 190 miles away. Although older versions of ATACMS have been provided in the past, President Zelensky’s recent discussions with President Biden hinted at future deliveries of these systems, the specifics of which remain undisclosed.

Upon approving the $95 billion national security funding, President Biden said, “Americans are going to send Ukraine the supplies they need to keep them in the fight. This package is literally an investment in not only Ukraine’s security but in Europe’s security, in our own security.”


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