FAST FIVE: US Prepares To Send $1 Billion In Latest Ukraine Weapons Package
US Prepares To Send $1 Billion In Latest Ukraine Weapons Package The Biden administration is reportedly about to send $1 billion more in US taxpayer funded aid to Ukraine, in what will be one of the largest packages so far, Reuters reports.
11.Sergei Supinsky / AFP via Getty Images file The aid will include munitions for long-range weapons and armored transport vehicles, according to three anonymous sources, who added that the package had not yet been signed by President Biden, and could change in value and content before it's a done deal.
As Reuters notes, the latest assistance – which could come as early as Monday – would bring the total amount given by the Biden administration to $8.8 billion (or 9 fired Ukrainian prosecutors, if one rounds up), since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb.
It also comes on the heels of a separate security assistance package worth up to $550 million which was announced by the Pentagon last Monday, which includes additional ammo for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).
-Reuters The latest round of assistance (which comes two weeks after Ukraine's first-lady and Vogue magazine 'Portrait of Bravery' Olena Zeleska asked for more weapons) should come as no surprise.