U.S. announces 250 mln USD worth of military assistance to Ukraine

Li Jiayao
2023-08-30 14:51:15

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The United States announced on Tuesday an additional package of military assistance to Ukraine worth 250 million U.S. dollars.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that the new package includes AIM-9M missiles for air defense, munitions for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, 155mm and 105mm artillery ammunition, and over 3 million rounds of small arms ammunition.

The latest assistance is executed under a previous directive from President Joe Biden using the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA). Weapons and equipment being provided through this approach are drawn directly from the Department of Defense's (DoD) inventories for Ukraine.

This is the Biden administration's 45th PDA-related military aid to Ukraine since August 2021, according to a DoD list of the latest weapons heading to Ukraine.

The Biden administration has committed more than 43.7 billion dollars in military assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in February 2022, according to the DoD.

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