Originally published May 9, 2023 8:00 pm PDT
The aid will reportedly be used for air defense equipment and other systems.
- The Biden administration is set to release plans for another $1.2 billion in aid to Ukraine.
- The aid is to be released alongside a Ukrainian spring counteroffensive movement against Russia.
- With the new military aid package, the U.S. will have spent at least $36.9 billion on Ukraine assistance.
- The aid is to be sourced from taxpayer dollars used for purchases from defense contractors and will not come from current Pentagon stock.
- According to the Associated Press, the military aid will fall under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative and will be spent over a period of months to years to protect ongoing Ukrainian needs.
CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE:
- Anonymous U.S. officials stated the aid package will provide HAWK air-defense munitions, drones, missiles, air-defense launchers, and other equipment.
- The package will also be used for ammunition, satellite imaging, and spare parts.
- Pentagon officials stated the purpose of the aid is to help Ukraine “defend its territory and deter Russian aggression over the long term.”
- American Faith reported that the U.S. also plans to send unguided Hydra-70 rockets to Ukraine in a $300 million military aid package.
- The package is also said to contain artillery rounds and missiles, demolition equipment, and trucks.
- The materials will come from existing stock.