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The United States has announced a $400 million military aid package for Ukraine. This support, announced on Friday, marks the third such initiative following last month’s passage of a $61 billion national security supplemental specifically for Kyiv.

This new package comprises Patriot air defense munitions and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, integral to defending Ukraine’s airspace and safeguarding its cities. The aid also includes High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, alongside 155 mm and 105 mm artillery rounds, helping Ukraine attempt to counter Russian artillery superiority at the frontline.

Further contributions include Javelin missiles, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, M113 Armored Personnel Carriers, patrol boats, and a range of small arms ammunition, grenades, and demolition munitions.

This extensive support arrives after a prior $1 billion package issued in late April, which followed President Biden’s enactment of the national security bill after extended congressional negotiations.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has also revealed a significant $6 billion aid initiative requiring Ukraine to purchase necessary equipment from the US defense industrial base before delivery.

This development comes as, notably, on the same day, Russia escalated its military operations with a major offensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region, further challenging Ukrainian defenses.


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