The US administration announced that additional military aid of $ 2.5 billion will be made from the army inventory to Ukraine.
The war between Russia and Ukraine, which started on February 24, 2022, continues.
In the war in which millions of civilians were displaced and thousands of people died, the billion-dollar aid provided by the USA to Ukraine continues.
In a written statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that with the new aid package, the administration provided weapons and equipment to Ukraine from the inventory of the American army for the 30th time.
Blinken, “With this aid package, Ukraine will be provided with hundreds of armored vehicles, including Stryker armored personnel carriers, Bradley infantry combat vehicles, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles and high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicles.” used his statements.
$2.5 billion in new military aid
Announcing that Avenger air defense systems are also included in the new aid package, Blinken noted that ammunition will also be provided for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), which the USA sent earlier.
In his statement, Blinken informed that the total value of the package is $ 2.5 billion.
Pentagon reveals details
On the other hand, the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) shared the details of the package with the press.
In the written statement of the Pentagon, the package includes 59 Bradley infantry combat vehicles and 590 TOW anti-tank missiles used in these vehicles, 295 thousand 25mm shells, 90 Stryker armored personnel carriers, 503 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles and 350 high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicles. was informed that it was a vehicle.
In the statement, it was stated that NASAMS missile systems, additional ammunition for HIMARS rocket systems and HARM missiles used against naval targets were included in the package, while the number of these missiles and rockets was not specified.
Cannonballs, mortars and piercing rockets…
As ammunition, the package includes 20 thousand 155 mm cannonballs, 600 precision-guided 155 mm cannonballs, 11,800 120 mm mortar shells, 95 thousand 105 mm artillery shells, 2,000 armor-piercing anti-rockets and 300 thousand rifle rounds. was recorded.
In the statement, it was stated that 12 ammunition transport vehicles, 6 command vehicles, 22 tactical tractors, demolition equipment, night vision vehicles and spare parts are also included in the package.