After Ramstein-6, Lloyd Austin announced that he was working on another military aid package for Ukraine, which is directly related to the recent Russian terrorist attacks against the civilian population and infrastructure of Ukraine. This delivery will be the 23rd withdrawal of weapons from the US Department of defence stocks to cover the urgent needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
What will be included in the new package
- Additional ammunition for HIMARS;
- 23.000 155mm artillery rounds;
- 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
- 5.000 155mm rounds of RAAM systems;
- 5.000 anti-tank weapons;
- High-speed HARMs;
- More than 200 HMMWVs;
- Small arms and more than 2.000.000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
- Medical supplies.
"In the wake of Russia's brutal missile attacks on civilians across Ukraine, the mounting evidence of atrocities by Russia's forces, and the firm and unequivocal rejection by 143 nations at the United Nations of Russia's illegal attempted annexation of parts of Ukraine, the United States is offering additional military assistance to help Ukraine's proud defenders protect their country. We will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine as they defend their freedom and independence with extraordinary courage and boundless determination. The capabilities we are delivering are carefully calibrated to make the most difference on the battlefield for Ukraine. We stand United with Ukraine," Joseph Biden.
We remind you that at the Contact group meeting on Ukraine's defence, the countries agreed to provide Ukraine with systems and ammunition for the defence of our country's airspace.