$1 Billion in Military Aid to Ukraine

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, communicated this Wednesday to his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, that his country will grant An additional $1 billion in military aid for Ukraine, in response to the Russian invasion.

Biden reported in a statement published by the White House of his telephone conversation with Zelensky, where he specified that the assistance will include artillery, coastal defense systems and rockets to support the Ukrainians. “in their defensive operations” in Donbasin eastern Ukraine.

They also discussed the efforts of the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, who is in Brussels today, “to coordinate additional international support for the Ukrainian forces”.

Apart from military aid, Biden announced on Wednesday that the US will give Ukraine $225 million more in humanitarian assistance to provide clean water, medical supplies, food, shelter and money to Ukrainians.

The US president stated that in his call with Zelensky he reaffirmed his commitment that “America will stand by Ukraine” in the defense of its democracy, sovereignty and territorial integrity “against unjustified Russian aggression”.

Austin participates this Wednesday in the third meeting of the contact group in support of Ukraine, which takes place in Brussels, where he urged that the international community intensifies its commitment to self-defense from that country and continue to send weapons to kyiv.

According to Pentagon data from June 1, The US has allocated about 4,600 million dollars in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion, on February 24.

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