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US Pledges $2 Bln in Military Aid to Ukraine

Thu 16 May 2024 | 10:22 AM
Israa Farhan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Wednesday that the United States will provide an additional $2 billion in military aid to Ukraine amid ongoing Russian advances on multiple fronts.

During a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv, Blinken outlined the details of the new assistance package.

The funds will be allocated to a pioneering defense project fund aimed at bolstering Ukraine's military capabilities.

The newly established fund focuses on three key areas: supplying Ukraine with advanced weaponry, investing in the country's defense industrial base, and facilitating Ukraine's procurement of arms from other nations.

Blinken emphasized the urgency of delivering this aid to support Ukrainian forces on the front lines.

Blinken also revealed plans for a forthcoming US-Ukraine security agreement, set to be signed in the coming weeks.

This agreement aims to formalize and strengthen the defense collaboration between the two countries, reflecting a long-term commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and security amid escalating conflict with Russia.