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Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced a $2 billion support package to Ukraine. 

This initiative, announced during a press conference in Kyiv, is part of ongoing US efforts to support Ukrainian forces as they contend with Russian military actions in the Kharkiv region. Blinken noted that the funding would be channeled through the foreign military financing program, enabling Ukraine to purchase weapons directly from US manufacturers.

Blinken Ukraine May 2024

Although slower than directly drawing from US stockpiles, this method of support follows closely on the heels of two recent aid packages delivered via presidential drawdown authority, totaling nearly $1.5 billion. According to some officials, these earlier packages have already started to make an impact on the ground, with shipments reaching the front lines or currently en route.

Blinken noted the critical timing of the support amidst a renewed offensive by Russian forces, which led to significant ground gained near Kharkiv.  

During his visit, Secretary Blinken also discussed potential bilateral security agreements with the United States during meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. According to the State Department, these agreements are expected to solidify long-term international support for Ukraine.  


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