December 3, 2022

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Washington announces $725 million in additional military aid to Kyiv; Vladimir Putin sees no “need” to hold talks with Joe Biden

Washington has announced an additional $725 million in military aid to Ukraine

The Pentagon and the State Department announced that the United States will provide $725 million (about 745 million euros) in additional military aid to Ukraine.

“These payments will bring total US military aid to Ukraine to an unprecedented $18.3 billion+” Since Joe Biden’s inauguration, the head of US diplomacy, Anthony Blinken, said in a press release.

The Pentagon describes the new package promised by Washington as including ammunition for the Himars, a light-armored rocket launcher that plays a key role in Ukrainian counterattacks in the east and south of the country.

These include more than 23,000 artillery shells, 5,000 remotely operated anti-armor mines, 5,000 anti-tank weapons and 200 Humvee transport vehicles.

Joe Biden made the pledge to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday “Continue to provide Ukraine with what it needs to defend itself, including advanced systems.” Anti-aircraft defense.

The United States has already pledged advanced surface-to-air missile batteries: two to be delivered in weeks or months, and six more as part of long-term support.

“Air defense capabilities have been and will continue to be a US priority for Ukraine.”The Pentagon said in a press release Friday.

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