US announces nearly $2.8 billion in new military assistance to Ukraine
The United States announced that it would provide new military aid to Ukraine in order to assist with its conflict with Russia.
On Friday, January 6, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a $2.85 billion drawdown on military assistance to Ukraine. This will include Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and artillery systems, armored personnel carriers, surface-to-air missiles, ammunition, and other items that support Ukraine in its brave defense of its people, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.
The top US diplomat said the administration would work with Congress “to provide an additional $907 million of Foreign Military Financing under the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022.”
“Funds will support Ukraine and countries impacted by Russia’s war in Ukraine,” Blinken said in a statement.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took to Twitter to welcome “the all-time US defense aid package.”
“Thank you, POTUS for the completely new weaponry, incl Bradley vehicles, anti-aircraft missiles. It’ll strengthen Ukrainian Army on a battlefield. Awesome Christmas present for Ukraine! Together with the American people we’re approaching a common victory,” he wrote.