US to Announce New Military Aid Package for Ukraine, Aims to Accelerate Supplies

by Roman Cheplyk
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
US to Announce New Military Aid Package for Ukraine, Aims to Accelerate Supplies

The White House is set to announce a new package of military aid for Ukraine this week, as confirmed by Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser to the US President, during a recent briefing

Sullivan highlighted the administration's efforts to expedite the delivery of military support following delays caused by congressional proceedings, which resulted in a significant backlog.

"This forthcoming Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) package aims to swiftly bridge the supply gap that has emerged," Sullivan noted, emphasizing the urgency of reinforcing Ukraine's military capabilities amid ongoing conflicts.

The specifics of the contents of the new aid package were not disclosed, but the adviser acknowledged the critical situation caused by previous delays, which he described as having cornered Ukraine into a precarious position. He reassured that the administration is now focused on ensuring a steady flow of military resources.

"Although not all equipment worth billions is currently on the battlefield, you will observe a consistent stream of supplies arriving week by week," Sullivan added, indicating that some of the weapons from the latest aid package, announced on May 10, are already in action, with more expected to be deployed within the week.

The new aid initiative represents a continued effort by the US to support Ukraine, although Sullivan clarified that such packages would not necessarily be announced weekly but as part of a strategic approach to address the immediate needs on the ground.

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