WASHINGTON: The United States is set to provide nearly $800 million in additional military aid to Ukraine.
New U.S. military aid could be announced on Friday, the sources told Reuters on condition of anonymity but added That announcement could slip until next week.
He said U.S. President Joe Biden would use his presidential drawdown authority to authorize military aid, which allows the president to transfer excess weapons from the U.S. stockpile. also warned that the price of the weapons packages could change before they were announced.
The US has sent billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Weapons intended to “demilitarize” and “insecure” the country.
From anti-armor missiles to helicopters and beyond, publicly announced lethal aid packages have already exceeded $8 billion. are, most of which are being transferred under presidential drawdown authority.
According to sources, since the beginning of August, the Pentagon has spent $550 million. and announced two $1 billion military aid packages. These include HIMARS munitions, artillery munitions, Javelin missiles and other anti-armor weapons. Most of the funding for these weapons comes from money that Congress has appropriated to arm Kyiv.
Congress has approved two aid packages for Ukraine, including $13.6 billion in March and $40 billion in May. Half of this money was earmarked for military aid.