Today, the United States is announcing a new tranche of weapons and equipment to help Ukraine succeed on the battlefield and protect its people from Russia’s brutal invasion.
This new package of arms and equipment includes air defense, artillery, anti-tank, and other capabilities which will further enhance Ukraine’s capacity to defend its territory against Russian offensives while continuing its counter-offensive against Russia’s forces. Ukraine’s forces are fighting bravely to reclaim territory seized by Russia’s forces, and this additional support will help them continue making progress. This package provides $150 million of arms and equipment authorized under previously directed drawdowns for Ukraine.
Russia started this war and could end it at any time by withdrawing its forces from Ukraine and stopping its brutal attacks, which continue to take the lives of innocent people. Until it does, the United States and the coalition we have built of more than 50 nations will continue to stand with Ukraine, and we will continue to work with Congress to help Ukraine secure its future – a future in which its people rebuild and live safely in a resilient and thriving democracy.