Crisis in Ukraine: The Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, will soon announce $500 million in military aid to Ukraine, which will include more than 50 heavy armored vehicles and missiles for defense systems in wind American officials gave this information on Monday. After the announcement of the rebellion in Russia over the weekend, the leaders of Ukraine and Western countries continue to monitor the situation. Although the rebellion did not last long, it raised questions about Russia’s internal situation.
Aim to strengthen the capacity of Ukraine
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the purpose of this aid was to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to carry out retaliatory attacks, which appeared weak in the early stages. . At the same time, until Monday there were no clear signs of the Ukrainian army being able to take advantage of the problems created for Russia after the short-lived rebellion of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Russia’s private military group. that ‘Wagner’. This aid package can be announced today.
Announce the supply of weapons and military equipment to Kiev
This is the 41st time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 that the US will announce the delivery of weapons and military equipment to Kiev through the authority of the president. This announcement will allow the Pentagon to quickly collect defense equipment from its stockpile and deliver it to Ukraine. The US will send 30 Bradley fighting vehicles and 25 Armored Stryker vehicles to Ukraine along with high-mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) and missiles for Patriot air defense systems, officials said. He said that US aid to Kiev will also include Javelin and high-speed anti-radiation (HARM) missiles, destructive munitions, obstacle resolution equipment, artillery shells and other munitions.