U.S. to send new military aid package to Ukraine valued at 536 million euros

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National Security Council spokesman John Kirby confirmed Monday at a press conference that the United States will send a new military aid package to Ukraine valued at 550 million dollars (536 million euros).

The Pentagon said in a statement, picked up by Bloomberg, that the new aid will include more ammunition for High Mobility Advanced Rocket Systems, known as HIMARS, as well as 75,000 rounds of 155-millimeter artillery ammunition.

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“This authorization is the seventeenth draw of equipment from Department of Defense inventories for Ukraine by the Biden Administration since August 2021,” the statement wields, as picked up by U.S. broadcaster CNN.

In total, with this new package, Washington has committed approximately 8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning since Russia first invaded its neighbor in late February.

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