06.Apr .2022 15:30

Biden administration to send $100 million in Javelin missiles to Ukraine

Biden administration to send $100 million in Javelin missiles to Ukraine
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The Biden administration Tuesday night pledged $100 million in defense aid for Ukraine to be used for Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The announcement follows repeated pleas from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for more weapons to fight Russian forces that invaded on Feb. 24 — and after he detailed alleged war crimes in the city of Bucha to the U.N. Security Council.

The U.S. said last week it would provide $300 million in security assistance to Ukraine, including laser-guided rocket systems, armed drones, ammunition and other equipment.

Since February, the U.S. has provided the country with more than $2 billion in aid, NBC News reports.