Ukraine Begins Receiving Weapons from New U.S. Aid Package, White House Confirms

by Roman Cheplyk
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Ukraine Begins Receiving Weapons from New U.S. Aid Package, White House Confirms

Ukraine has started receiving the latest consignment of military aid approved by the U.S

Congress, as confirmed by White House Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre during a press briefing on April 30. The briefing, which was broadcasted on the White House's official YouTube channel, highlighted the arrival of defense support legislated by U.S. lawmakers.

Jean-Pierre emphasized the importance of maintaining operational security when discussing the transportation of military supplies to Ukraine, advising caution in the dissemination of such sensitive information.

"We hope that the aid will swiftly reach the front lines to enable Ukraine to continue its defense efforts," stated the Press Secretary.

The aid package in question, H.R. 8035, entails an allocation of $60.84 billion, with $23.2 billion designated for replenishing American weapons and supplies previously extended to Ukraine. This bill received bipartisan support in the House with 311 votes—210 from Democrats and 101 from Republicans—and was subsequently ratified by the Senate on April 23. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on April 24.

Following the President's endorsement, the Pentagon unveiled a $1 billion military support package for Ukraine. Additionally, during the 21st meeting of the Contact Group on Defense of Ukraine in the Rammstein format, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declared an allocation of $6 billion as part of an ongoing initiative to support Ukraine.

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