US President Joe Biden announced Thursday a second $800 million military aid package for Ukraine in as many weeks as Kyiv’s forces brace for a looming Russian offensive.
The package, announced after Biden had a closed-door meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at the White House, includes weaponry the US said will be integral in defending against Russia’s assault on eastern Ukraine.
Dozens of Howitzer artillery weapons, 144,000 rounds of associated ammunition, and tactical drones are part of the package. It will complement the thousands of anti-armor and anti-air munitions already sent to bolster Ukraine’s stocks.
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