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US to Send $2.3 Bln in Military Aid to Ukraine


Wed 03 Jul 2024 | 10:07 AM
Israa Farhan

The United States is set to unveil a new $2.3 billion security assistance package for Ukraine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart at the Pentagon on Tuesday.

This announcement comes amidst ongoing support for Ukraine as it continues to defend itself against Russian aggression.

Austin expressed support for Ukraine's aspirations to join NATO, more than two years after Russia's invasion. 

Speaking about the upcoming NATO summit in Washington, D.C., he indicated that steps would be taken to pave the way for Ukraine's membership in the alliance.

Ukrainian officials have been urging their allies for months to provide more air defense systems to counter repeated Russian missile and drone attacks. 

The new aid package will include anti-tank weapons and air defense interceptors, aiming to expedite the acquisition of NASAMS and Patriot air defense missiles.

Since 2022, the US has provided over $50 billion in military aid to Ukraine. However, there are concerns about the future of US support if Donald Trump wins the presidential election scheduled for November 5.