The Biden administration announced nearly $3.8 billion in security assistance for Ukraine and its European allies, the largest package from Washington since the full-scale invasion of Russia began nearly a year ago.
The next military aid package, tranche number 29, brings the US commitment to Ukraine fight to around $24.9 billion since the start of the Biden administration.
New to this aid package are the Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, tracked armored vehicles made by US defense firm BAE Systems.
Also included in the security assistance package:
- 100 M113 armored personnel carriers
- 55 mine resistant ambush protected vehicles
- 138 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles
- 18 x 155mm self-propelled howitzers and 18 ammunition support vehicles
- 70,000 155mm artillery shells
- 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery shells
- 1,200 rounds of 155mm remote anti-armor mine systems
- 10,000 120mm mortar rounds
- Approximately 2,000 anti-armor rockets
Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, as well as RIM-7 missiles for air defense and 4,000 rockets for Zuni aircraft.
The U.S. will send additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, as well as RIM-7 missiles for air defense and 4,000 Zuni aircraft rockets. The Pentagon will also supply Ukraine with sniper rifles, machine guns, ammunition for grenade launchers and small arms, as well as night vision devices, spare parts, and other field equipment.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked President Joe Biden for the “very powerful” security package during a video message on his official Telegram channel.
“Today a new one was announced, and a very powerful one! A package of American defense support for our country. For the first time, we will receive armored vehicles Bradleys, this is exactly what is needed,” Zelenskyy said.