U.S plans new $1.1 billion arms package for Ukraine 

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The United States is preparing a new $1.1 billion arms package for Ukraine in its battle with Russia.

An official of the U.S said the package is expected to use funds from the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).

The USAI fund is appropriated by Congress to allow the Biden administration to procure weapons from industry rather than from existing U.S. weapons stocks.

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The package will be the latest installment in weaponry for Ukraine as it fights Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.

It will include HIMARS launcher systems, accompanying munitions, various types of counter-drone systems, and radar systems, along with spares, training, and technical support, a source briefed on the plan said.

The United States has provided more than $15 billion in military aid to Ukraine for its conflict with Russia.

 

Zainab Sa’id

Source Reuters
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