Such an aid package could be announced as early as Friday, according to US officials who spoke to the Associated Press.
Washington will send Ukraine a new package $275 million in military aid, the Associated Press reported, citing US officials.
Officials who preferred anonymity told the agency that there are no major new weapons in the new package. US aid is largely directed at replenishing thousands of rounds of ammunition for existing weapons, including high-mobility artillery systems. Himarsi,
According to insiders, such an aid package could be announced as early as Friday.
However, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday he expected Washington to hand over the air defense systems early next month. nasam and train Ukrainian soldiers in its use. In addition, the United States had also committed to supply two medium-range surface-to-air missile systems.
For his part, John Kirby, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, declined to reveal details about the new shipment. In an interview with CNN, Kirby limited himself to saying that a new tranche of weapons for Ukraine would be announced.very soon,
“And I think very soon, you will see another” [ayuda] from United States. As the President said, we will continue this as long as it takes time,” he said.
in the wrong hands?
Meanwhile, the State Department on the same day expressed its concern that weapons in Ukraine could fall into the hands of Criminal and non-state actors,
“Wars can provide opportunities for weapons to fall into private hands through piracy or illegal sales, sometimes creating a black market for weapons that lasts for decades. A variety of criminal and non-state actors can attempt Getting weapons from sources in Ukraine during or after the conflict, as was the case after the Balkan wars in the 1990s,” the organization warned in an information note.
Washington has become “part of the struggle”
Not counting the new package, Washington has allocated nearly $17.6 billion in security aid to Kyiv since the start of the Russian operation last February.
“Washington has once again shown how far its contact with reality has become virtually part of the struggle”, announced Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zazarova a few weeks ago.