President Biden on Sunday met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, and announced a new military aid package for Kyiv that’s worth $375 million.
“I’m announcing the next tranche of US security assistance to Ukraine — a package that includes more ammunition, artillery, armored vehicles to bolster Ukraine’s battlefield abilities,” Biden said alongside Zelensky.
The funds for the new weapons package are being drawn from the $45 billion Congress authorized to spend on the war in December. Recent media reports said US aid for Ukraine might be exhausted by the end of the summer and that the White House will have to ask Congress for more.
However, the Pentagon has discovered an “error” that overvalued weapons sent to Ukraine by at least $3 billion, which could give the Biden administration more funds to work with.
According to the Pentagon, the new $375 million package includes:
• Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
• 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds
• Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles
• Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems
• Laser-guided rocket system munitions
• Demolition munitions
• Armored bridging systems
• Armored medical treatment vehicles
• Trucks and trailers to transport heavy equipment
• Logistics support equipment
• Thermal imagery systems
• Spare parts and other field equipment
The Pentagon said in a fact sheet that the package brings the total US military aid that has been provided since Russia invaded Ukraine last year to over $37.3 billion. “We are very thankful that that is the new package,” Zelensky told Biden. “I really didn’t know the details, but I know that you gave us a very big package during this year. It’s more than $37 billion.”
The Biden-Zelensky meeting came after the US gave its approval for European countries sending American-made F16s to Kyiv and said it would support training Ukrainian pilots, which marks a significant escalation of NATO involvement in the war.
“In my private meeting with President Zelenskyafter the G7 meeting and his with staff, I told — the United States, together with our allies and partners, is going to begin training Ukrainian pilots in fourth-generation fighter aircraft, including F-16s, to strengthen Ukraine’s air force as part of a long-term commitment to Ukraine’s ability to defend itself,” Biden said at a press conference later in the day.
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“In my private meeting with President Zelensky after the G7 meeting and his with staff, I told — the United States, together with our allies and partners, is going to begin training Ukrainian pilots in fourth-generation fighter aircraft, including F-16s, to strengthen Ukraine’s air force as part of a long-term commitment to Ukraine’s ability to defend itself”
U.S. owns Bagdad Bob an apology for being the most out of touch with reality person.
What will demented Biden/Nuland do when there are no Ukrainian boys left to do the dying for them? Continue with European NATO children? Like the USA, they have no conscripts, will they send out the secret services to pick them up in the streets of Paris and Berlin and force them to die for the Biden war criminals and the USA MIC??
Short of a WW3, I don’t see that happening. Europeans aren’t that stupid. Are they?
Anything is possible, I never thought they would vote for idiots. But I believe that the election was rigged. Bannon was in Germany before the election, CIA and NGOs are all over the place, so many idiots in government in NATO democracies CAN’T BE COINCIDENTAL. They, the corporate/political elite, do rig US elections and organize regime change, they will walk over dead bodies to win power. Do the Democrats really believe the senile old Biden could win a fair election? I don’t think so. Gore lost his election, a qualified man, Bush unqualified except by name recognition won, Biden won, a senile old man against an irrational Trump. The party elites had nothing better to offer??
Nothing like escalating toward nuclear war in the very place where we dropped the nuclear weapon! Shame on the warmongering G7 and Biden!
The commander in chief is absent when the most strategic town falls to the enemy…a whole lot of good it does to the already despicable commander.
Most strategic town? Who said that?
“The commander in chief is absent when the most strategic town falls to the enemy…”
Yes, unlike Putin who has been in the frontlines shirtless on a horse with his men since the war started. Nothing despicable about that.
You sound envious, shirtless Putin looked better on his horse then Zelensky, the clown, in his army green t-shirt, and a sometimes with bullet proof vest, with his right hand under his left armpit, that is corny at best.
BTW when was Putin shirtless in any frontline? Putin does not dress up for photo ops.
maybe not despicable, no. but here he is with his pals and he is indeed shirtless =
(hint = he is 2nd from the left)
Yes, his previous job was acting. What’s wrong with being an actor and perform different roles?
Pretty artistic and cool if you ask me unless you have insecurities.
And guess what, he is leading his country from the front, something you hate so much obviously.
That does not qualify him to be in charge of a nation, just look at what he has done to Ukraine and the people.
Just curious, what is wrong with you? Are you sick?
“”The funds for the new weapons package are being drawn from the $45 billion Congress authorized to spend on the war in December””
how much aid has the US sent to ukraine so far?
according to the council on foreign relations, approx $76 billion
Another Russian government official dead.
Don’t you know, government officials are human and they do die. BTW, you don’t know if it is true. MSM has no credibility. And USA/NATO does assassinate people. In the USA that can happen to a president, see the Kennedy brothers. Americans are ruthless, you may not believe it, but it is true.
“However, the Pentagon has discovered an “error” that overvalued weapons sent to Ukraine by at least $3 billion, which could give the Biden administration more funds to work with.”
Has there ever been a bigger load of bullsh*t? And by at LEAST 3 billion. Do I hear 5 billion?
I just can’t help it, but I do believe that at least the elections of the four big NATO member nations were rigged. How could Germany end up with the government they now have? Yes, Germany is not sovereign, but all previous governments made efforts to protect the nation’s interests as much as they could, the same is true for France, they had De Gaulle he even took France out of NATO. The USA/UK broke a big ship building contract France had with Australia, another NATO partner, then there is the pipeline sabotage and the Germans are silent. France and Germany refused to join Bush’s illegal Iraq invasion, that was possible. What happened? All that is more than just incompetence and corruption not even insanity or dementia. That is true for the USA, UK, France, and Germany. Decades of neocon failures and they keep on digging.
HOW CAN ALL THAT BE POSSIBLE??
Biden is like Santa Clause filling Zelensky’s stockings.
That is all Biden does, throwing $$$ bills like confetti as long as other nations young are being killed. He is a heartless war criminal, he hs no thought about the American working people who will have to pay the bill, not the Biden family.
He will pass the debt ceiling bill with all the social service cuts the Republicans demand, he never managed to raise the minimum wage by even a Nickle. The greedy clown Zelensky and a greedy senile old man president. What a team, add Nuland and the Kagans and the other neocons, what a catastrophe.
Truly the Zombie Holocaust.
Can someone remind me what the US national debt is up to now? I just want to be reassured that giving away $45bn dollars- that we will never in any way recoup- is a sound way to address our debt.
I could reassure you, but it wouldn’t mean doodly squat.
Unless those meetings are like what they call “conjugal visits,” I fail to see what Biden or Zelensky are getting out of all those repeated visits? Biden declares “New Military Aid for Ukraine” almost every day. What’s the point of having yet another meeting? …Okay, I have a sick and twisted mind. But don’t blame it totally. It happens whenever I spot a picture of a disgusting/vile demon neocon. I hope you understand. I freak out. It’s like throwing a wrench into my monkey brain. (Sarcasm alert)
Seymour Hersh: ‘Something Else Is Cooking’ In Ukraine
Palace intrigue or unabated melodrama?
Both but it does show his neighbors are not happy with him (the refugees are just one sign that would be ignored if they were totally behind Ukraine otherwise) and despite our State Department claims, he’s slowly losing support in Europe not just the usual French quibbling about whatever the Brits and their mouthy cousins, the USA want.
We also need to consider that he’s in no position to stop this war. Sure our Victoria won’t let him but his “friends” in his government might kill him if he gives in to Putin.
Is that from our stores or are contracts to be awarded to manufacture then ship?
We are starting to shift to the latter which foretells a lessor chance we will decide a huge influx of various systems will occur to start a push out of Ukraine that will be decisive.
Bleeding Russia until they give up is not working, is it?
When Russia is pushed against the wall Putin and the Russian people will resort to nuclear weapons, that is why they have them,first as a deterrent and if that does not work they will deliver the real McCoy. President Putin has said so some months ago, there will be no world without Russia. What else could he have possibly meant?
Where is that wall in Ukraine?
Putin has no reason even remotely at this point to need to resort to using them.
Other than the usual suspects in the antinuke movement who see bombs flying all the time (and propagandists in our government), no one seriously believes Putin is getting ready, or will need to, drop some nukes to win the “special operation”.
I think you know what I meant, I should have posted “IF” instead of when and I had no literal wall in mind either. When cornered Putin will do what any head of state would do. I don’t think Biden can get away with treating Russia like Afghanistan, he needs to be reminded that Russia is a nuclear power and will use it, why else do they have nuclear weapons and it is why it is a believable deterrent. The world knows all about the USA and Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Of course but all this talk about nukes is just comical western propaganda with the added well meaning anti-war folk who use every conflict it seems to do their “sky is falling” musings.
I wish I could be as sure as you are, but I CAN’T.
I see all the idiots in NATO governments and their actions. Normal people with a conscience would be sitting down and negotiate an end to the slaughter. But Biden/Nuland have blocked every opportunity to end the genocide of the Ukrainian people.
Look at the Biden/Nuland, Blinken, Sullivan, and the corrupt Zelensky.
They must have picked low life corrupt Zelenky out of a sewer. But he serves their purpose, he sold the Ukrainian nation to them.
Oh look, fairies really can fly!.. SWAT em, Russia!
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