US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that they will provide $600 million in military aid to Ukraine from the inventory of the US army.
In a written statement, Blinken said, “Under a mandate from the President (Joe Biden), I authorize the twenty-first package of support from U.S. weapons and equipment for Ukraine since September 2021. This $600 million package includes additional weapons, ammunition and supplies from the U.S. Department of Defense inventories. Includes equipment.” used the phrases.
Blinken noted that with this package, the Biden administration has increased the aid to Ukraine from the US military inventory to $15.8 billion since taking office.
– PENTAGON ANNOUNCES THE DETAILS OF THE PACKAGE
On the other hand, the US Department of Defense shared the details of the new $ 600 million aid package.
In a written statement from the Pentagon, the following statements were included:
“The capabilities in this package are: Additional ammunition for High Performance Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); 236,105mm artillery shells; 1,000 precision-guided 155mm artillery shells; Four anti-artillery radars; four trucks and eight trailers to transport heavy equipment; Unmanned Air Systems Countermeasure System; mine clearance equipment; Claymore ordnance; demolition ordnance and equipment; small arms and ammunition; night vision devices, cold weather equipment, and other field equipment.”
ZELENSKEY ANNOUNCES THERE IS A MASS TAUGHT IN IZYUM RETURNED FROM THE RUSSIAN FORCES
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reported that a mass grave was found in Izyum in Kharkiv region, which was recaptured from Russian forces about a week ago.
Zelenskiy, in a statement on his social media account, said, “A mass grave site has been found in Izyum in the Kharkiv region. Necessary investigations are ongoing. There will be more and clearer information tomorrow.” used the phrase.
Stating that international and Ukrainian journalists will go to Izyum today, Zelenskiy said, “We want the world to see what is happening and what the Russian occupation has caused. First Bucha, then Mariupol, now Izyum. Russia leaves death everywhere. They should be held responsible for this.” made its assessment.
On the other hand, in the statement made on the Twitter account of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, it was reported that the lifeless bodies of 440 people were found in a mass grave in Izyum after they were taken back from the Russian forces.
IAEA BOARD DECIDES AGAINST RUSSIA DUE TO NUCLEAR SECURITY IN UKRAINE
At the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Executive Board meeting, which started at the beginning of the week in Vienna, the capital of Austria, a decision was taken against Russia on the grounds that it endangered the nuclear security in Ukraine.
In the resolution adopted by the Board of Directors, it was reported that the failure to heed the calls for Russia to cease all actions against nuclear facilities in Ukraine caused serious concerns.
In the decision, the Moscow administration’s forcible seizure of control of nuclear facilities in Ukraine and its continued violence against these elements, while reacting to the presence of Russian forces and experts of the Russian State Atomic Energy Agency (ROSATOM) at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, seriously threatening the safety of the facility and the civilians working there. it was stated.
– WARNING OF NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS THAT MAY DANGER THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
“(Russia’s attitude) increases the risk of a nuclear accident or event that could endanger the Ukrainian people, neighboring countries and the international community,” he said. The resolution included a call to Russia to immediately cease all actions against the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant and other nuclear facilities in Ukraine.
It was noted in the decision that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) President Rafael Mariano Grossi and his team’s work for nuclear security in Ukraine, especially in Zaporizhia, was supported.
– NUCLEAR SECURITY ZONE
IAEA President Grossi emphasized the importance of the parties ending their military actions in order to protect the physical integrity of Zaporizhia and to ensure the safe operation of the power plant and to prevent damage to the power supplies, and announced that he had started talks with Moscow and Kyiv for the creation of a nuclear security zone here.