US President Biden announces new $2.98bn in military aid to Ukraine

US President Biden announces new $2.98B military aid to Ukraine

 

President of the United States Joe Biden has announced new weapons and defense support to Kyiv worth $2.98 billion.

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The President in a statement said new tranche is the biggest in aid which will be provided through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.

Congratulating the Ukrainian people on their Independence Day on Aug. 24, Biden mentioned Ukraine’s “extraordinary courage and dedication to freedom” against Russia’s war on Kyiv.

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According to him, “today is not only a celebration of the past, but a resounding affirmation that Ukraine proudly remains – and will remain – a sovereign and independent nation.

Biden reiterated commitments of the US to support Ukrainians in their fight to defend their country.

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He added that the military assistance will allow Ukraine to acquire air defense systems, artillery systems and munitions, counter-unmanned aerial systems, and radars to ensure it can continue to defend itself over the long term.

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