Biden announced a new $2.98 billion military aid package for Kiev

Biden announced a new $2.98 billion military aid package for Kiev

President Joe Biden congratulated Ukraine on Independence Day and announced a new $2.98 billion military aid package.

“The United States is committed to supporting the people of Ukraine as they continue to fight for their sovereignty,” the president stressed. – As part of that commitment, I am proud to announce the largest tranche of security assistance to date: approximately $2.98 billion in weapons and equipment to be provided through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. This will allow Ukraine to purchase air defense systems, artillery systems and ammunition, unmanned aerial vehicles, and radars for long-term self-defense.”

The new aid package comes at a time when U.S. officials have warned that Russia may be planning new attacks on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure and government facilities in the coming days.

“Six months of incessant attacks have only made Ukrainians more proud of themselves, of their country and of thirty-one years of independence,” Biden said. – “Today and every day we stand with the Ukrainian people to declare that the darkness that drives autocracy is no match for the flame of freedom that ignites the souls of free people around the world.

Recall that since the beginning of the Biden administration, the U.S. has allocated about $10.6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.