By Ononye VC
The United States on Tuesday announced a new $325 million military assistance package for Ukraine as Kyiv’s troops battle Russian forces in a recently launched counteroffensive.
The package “will provide $325 million worth of US arms and equipment,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.
It “includes critical air defense capabilities, additional munitions for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, artillery rounds, anti-tank weapons, armored vehicles, and other equipment,” he said.
The Pentagon said the package provides “key capabilities to aid Ukraine’s efforts to retake its sovereign territory and support Ukraine’s air defenders as they bravely protect Ukraine’s soldiers, civilians, and critical infrastructure.”
The assistance includes 25 armored vehicles — 15 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and six Stryker personnel carriers, as well as demolition munitions to clear obstacles, and more than 22 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades.