16.Jun .2022 10:30

United States announces new $1B assistance package for Ukraine

United States announces new $1B assistance package for Ukraine
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U.S. President Joe Biden has announced the provision of a new $1 billion security assistance package for Ukraine.

“I informed President Zelensky that the United States is providing another $1 billion in security assistance for Ukraine, including additional artillery and coastal defense weapons, as well as ammunition for the artillery and advanced rocket systems that the Ukrainians need to support their defensive operations in the Donbas,” reads the statement by U.S. President Joe Biden on support for Ukraine and call with President Zelensky of Ukraine, the White House informs.

Biden reaffirmed his commitment that the United States will stand by Ukraine as it defends its democracy and support its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of unprovoked Russian aggression. In addition, the US also remains committed to supporting the Ukrainian people whose lives have been ripped apart by this war.

“Today, I am also announcing an additional $225 million in humanitarian assistance to help people inside Ukraine, including by supplying safe drinking water, critical medical supplies and health care, food, shelter, and cash for families to purchase essential items,” the U.S. President noted.

As the U.S. leader underscored, the bravery, resilience, and determination of the Ukrainian people continues to inspire the world.

“The United States, together with our allies and partners, will not waver in our commitment to the Ukrainian people as they fight for their freedom,” Biden stressed.

On February 24, Russia launched a new phase of the war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. Russian invaders shell and bomb Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages, torture and kill civilians, Ukrinform reports.