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US provides Ukraine military equipment worth $300 million




According to the Pentagon, it is offering Ukraine more security assistance in the form of military equipment valued at up to $300 million amid Russian invasion.


Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), established in 2015 as a response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, is granting the Pentagon funding authority to implement this program.


Its latest package also includes laser-guided rocket systems, tactical secure communications systems, unmanned aircraft, armored vehicles, machine guns, ammunition, and medical supplies.


Kirby said the new package “represents the beginning of a contracting process to provide new capabilities” to Ukraine, rather than delivering equipment drawn from U.S. military stockpiles.


2 April 2022

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