Biden announces US$3b in military aid for Ukraine

Biden announces US$3b in military aid for Ukraine

US President Joe Biden said the aid was the ‘biggest tranche of security assistance to date’. — Reuters pic

Wednesday, 24 Aug 2022 8:34 PM MYT

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 — The United States is providing Kyiv nearly US$3 billion (RM13.5 billion) for weapons and equipment in Washington’s “biggest tranche of security assistance to date”, US President Joe Biden said today, six months after Russia invaded Ukraine.

The approximately US$2.98 billion in military aid “will allow Ukraine to acquire air defence systems, artillery systems and munitions, counter-unmanned aerial systems, and radars to ensure it can continue to defend itself over the long term”, Biden said in a statement released by the White House. — Reuters